Vermont Tank inspection deadline nears

Written on: June 26, 2020 by ICM

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Vermonters that heat with fuel oil are encouraged to get their tank inspected this summer.
According to Vermont regulations, an uninspected tank can not be filled after August 15, 2020.
Contact your fuel provider to confirm that your fuel oil tank has been checked by a Vermont Certified Tank Inspector within the past three years. If your tank has not been inspected, schedule an appointment soon. Find a heating fuel or heating service company at
Will my tank pass inspection?
Go to to find out.  Click here to watch a one minute video explaining Vermont’s Tank Regulations and the minimum safety standards.
Coronavirus Concerns
Vermont’s fuel and heating service providers are essential businesses and have not stopped working throughout the pandemic. While the coronavirus has slowed the pace of inspections, the August 15 deadline found in Vermont’s Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations has not changed. While the deadline has not been extended, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is allowing fuel companies to conduct a “virtual” inspections or partial inspections of fuel oil tank. These are only allowed under certain conditions, contact your fuel supplier for more information. 
Financial Assistance
Approximately half of Vermont homes rely on fuel oil for heat and hot water.  VFDA Tank Rebate Program provides $250 to any Vermonter who replaces a non-compliant tank with a new tank. Since 2018, VFDA has helped replaced nearly 900 tanks by distributing more than $223,000 in rebates directly to Vermonters.  See terms and conditions at
For more information, go to or contact Matt Cota.
Matt Cota
VFDA Executive Director
[email protected]
VFDA represents companies in the energy service business. VFDA members sell heating oil, BioHeat®, diesel, biodiesel, gasoline, kerosene, wood pellets and propane. VFDA is the leading provider of education and training for heating technicians in Vermont.