Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Temporary Construction Site Fuel Storage Tank Requirements


2,500 Gallon maximum per site.

  1. Provide site plan of tank location.
  2. Obtain local permit which is good for 60 days (Renewable for 30 days). Failure to obtain permit will result in removal of tanks and a Fire Code Citation.
  3. Tank(s) must be protected from physical damage and ground must be substantially level.
  4. Tanks must be located at least 15 feet from any building and/or property lines (Including road).
  5. Area around tanks(s) must be free of combustibles for at least 15 feet in all directions.
  6. Proper labeling of tank(s). Tank owner name and phone number; product name contrasting to color of tank.


60 gallons (i.e. 3-100 lbs cyl.) water capacity total requires permit. 2,000 gallon maximum.

  1. All hose runs must be protected from physical damage.
  2. All portable heaters shall be located at least 20 feet from any portable tank.
  3. All portable heaters shall be of the type equipped with an approved automatic device to shut off gas flow and pilot in the event of flame extinguishment.

Fuel Tanks

Maximum two tanks per site.

  1. Precautions are to be taken to prevent spillage and/or overfills. Any contamination will be required to be cleaned up according to EPA regulations.
  2. Dispensing of flammables shall be by mechanical pump and a self-closing valve. Combustibles may be gravity dispensed if self-closing valve is used.