How to obtain Fire License in Bangladesh

Fire License is an obligatory permit which is required by all factories in Bangladesh as set out by the Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Act, 2003. This Act sets out regulatory enactments in regards to the prevention, successful extinguishing of fire and also reduction of damages and consequences of fire. The Fire License in Bangladesh is issued by Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD).

The following documents are required for obtaining Fire License:

Duly filled-in prescribed application form

Trade license

Yearly Valuation Certificate from the relevant City Corporation or Municipality’s zonal office.

Deed of Agreement and receipt of rent

Layout of the establishment authorized by RAJUK or City Corporation or relevant municipality’s zonal office.

Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum of Association

No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) from local representative

Clearance certificate from the FSCD office.

Duly filled in additional form (in case of garment’s factories)

Treasury Challan or Demand note


Applicant is required to submit the duly filled-in prescribed application form to FSCD office along with supporting documents. FSDC authority visits the establishment and issues the demand note. The applicant is required to pay the amount prescribed in the Demand note to the bank. On submitting the bank receipt slip to the FSDC office, the inspector shall re-inspect the establishment. If he is satisfied that the establishment fulfills the standard requirement of fire safety, FSDC shall issue a fire certificate.

Government Free Schedule and Time

Fee varies according to the type of factory establishment and assessment by the officer of FSCD.

The fire license is required to be renewed every year from FSCD office. Estimated processing time for issuance of Fire license is usually 90-120 working days.

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