Do I have to remove my underground home heating oil tank?

No. Current state law does not require removing an underground storage tank for home heating oil. Tanks must have to be removed if they have been identified as leaking or if they are no longer in use. The oil can only be used for heating the building and domestic hot water.

If the tank supplies fuel for other equipment such as an emergency generator, other guidelines become effective. However, if you are selling your home, a new buyer will find it difficult to obtain a mortgage on the property if an underground storage tank is present.

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1. Why do you send a fire engine when I called for an ambulance?
2. Why do I need to get a smoke detector inspection and where do I place them?
3. When does the new carbon monoxide detector become law?
4. Do I have to remove my underground home heating oil tank?
5. What can I do with my old propane tanks for the barbecue grill? Will the town’s rubbish removal contractor take them?
6. I am selling my home, what do I need to do for smoke detector and carbon monoxide requirements?
7. Are firepits or chimineas legal in Massachusetts?