The Fire Prevention Appeals Board was recently created by statute (M.G.L. Chapter 22D, s. 5) and is made up of the members of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations. The appeal hearings are conducted by a three-member panel selected by the Appeals Board Chairman. The Appeals Board has jurisdiction to accept appeals filed by those aggrieved by decisions, determinations and orders issued by “any state or local official charged with the enforcement of the state fire code, relative to fire protection requirements for buildings and structures…”

Please click the links below for further information about the board and the appeal process or contact board staff at (978) 567-3181.

  • M. G. L. c. 22D, s. 5  pdf format of M. G. L. c. 22D, s. 5 
created the Fire Prevention Regulations Appeals Board
  • Appeals Board Guidance document pdf format of Appeals Board Guidance document 
(issued May 2, 2013) will assist potential appellants, local fire code enforcement officials, and other interested people to understand the basic procedures and jurisdictional matters regarding appeals before the newly created Fire Prevention Regulations Appeals Board.
  • Appeal Application pdf format of Appeal Application

Fire Prevention Regulations Appeals Board meeting notice pdf format of Click here for the most recent BFPR Public Meeting Noti