Is there a permit required to remove an underground oil tank?

Currently, there is an application for removal of underground storage tanks. However, there is no permit or fee. The application generates an inspection by the Fire Marshal’s Office. When an application for removal is received, the Fire Marshal will assign an inspection of the tank removal to the Deputy Fire Marshal or Fire Inspector. The inspection involves the witnessing of the removal of the tank from the ground, witnessing the procurement of a soil sample for analytical testing, and the taking of photographs for recording purposes. All the records regarding underground storage tank removals are then forwarded to the Building Department. If you are selling or purchasing a property in the Town of Bethany you may request a copy of the records from the Building Department by calling the Building Official at (203 393-2100 ext. 116), Extension.