All newly installed private fire hydrants for commercial properties, including multi-family occupancies, are required to be tested and approved in order to determine the available fire flow. In addition, city-owned fire hydrants may be tested at the request of architects, engineers, fire sprinkler installers, etc. in order to determine the available water supply for the purpose of designing fire sprinkler systems.
To request a test, you may either contact the Fire Department's Fire Hydrant Coordinator at the telephone number or email address below, or you may download the flow test request form below, and mail or fax it to the Charlotte Fire Department, Fire Prevention Bureau Office at the address or fax number, also indicated below. There is a fee associated with each test, so please read the instructions carefully. Please provide an email address somewhere on the form so that we may contact the you if need be.
Fire Hydrant Flow Request Form.pdf
Instructions for Completing Hydrant Test Request Form.pdf