Can I lock my front and back door?

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, a lock that functions as a latch or other fastening device so as to require not tools/keys and only one operation to release is permitted. With this in mind the Office of the State Fire Marshal will allow the following:

  • Locks on front and back doors can be engaged while daycare is in session, if the locks don’t require keys and only require one operation to release
  • Locks can be placed above the reach of children, as long as the lock is within 60 inches of the finished floor

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1. The Fire and Life Safety Agreement looks new. Is it new?
2. What do I need to renew my license?
3. Is there a fee for your inspection?
4. I'm licensed as a home daycare but I operate out of a church. What do I have to do?
5. I have a fireplace or heater that I'm not planning to use while caring for children. Do I still need a barrier around it?
6. Can I lock my front and back door?
7. I have stairs and small infants, can I use a baby gate?
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