Underground Residential Storage Tanks

Overview

Residential fuel oil tanks that have not been used for one year shall be removed from the ground or may be abandoned in place in a prescribed manner. 

An International Fire Code Permit is required from the Fire Marshal's Office in the Cities of Des Moines and Federal Way. The permit fee is $50. 

Please call 253-946-7318 to schedule an inspection or if you have any questions. 

Tanks shall be decommissioned in accordance with South King Fire and Rescue Administrative Policy for Unused Residential Heating Oil Storage Tanks.

In unincorporated King County, it will be necessary to visit the King County Department of Development and Environmental Services website or contact them at 206-296-6600.