Fuel Oil Storage Codes


Customers continue to be confused in regards to the amount of fuel oil storage allowed inside a building. In an effort to provide accurate contractor information, the following is a section taken from the Building Code of New York State that pertains to fuel oil storage. SF603.3.1 Maximum outside fuel oil storage above ground. Where connected to a fuel-oil piping system, the maximum amount of fuel oil storage allowed outside above ground without additional protection shall be 660 gallons (2498 L). The storage of fuel oil above ground in quantities exceeding 660 gallons (2498 L) shall comply with NFPA 31. SF603.3.2 Maximum inside fuel oil storage. Where connected to a fuel-oil piping system, the maximum amount of fuel storage allowed inside any building shall be 660 gallons (2498 L). Where the amount of fuel oil stored inside a building exceeds 660 gallons (2498 L), the storage area shall be in compliance with the Building Code of New York State. SF603.3.3 Underground storage of fuel oil. The storage of fuel oil in underground storage tanks shall comply with NFPA 31.