What are the regulations & guidelines for removal and abandonment of oil tanks?

Any oil tank that is 1,100 gallons or above needs to be registered with Westchester County at the Westchester County Department of Health located in New Rochelle.

For removal of any oil tank, a building permit and plumbing permit is required. The Building Inspector also requires inspections when the tank is removed. To apply for the building permit of an oil tank:

  1. Fill out building permit application.
  2. Furnish 3 copies of survey showing the location of the oil tank.
  3. Pay building permit fee.
  4. Submit insurance form.
  5. Plumbing permit must be filed by oil tank company or licensed plumber.