The revised Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00), took effect on January 1, 2015. The revised code adopts, in large part, the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Model Fire Code (NFPA 1- 2012 Edition), with Massachusetts amendments.
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- Massachusetts 527 CMR 1.00 – the Massachusetts Amendments (unofficial version)
- Massachusetts 527 CMR 12.00 – the Massachusetts Amendments to the Electrical Code (unofficial version)
- To view the Base Code - NFPA -1, 2012 Edition, go to the NFPA Codes webpage, change the code edition to 2012, and then the website will ask you to register to be able to view the archived version of the code.
These are unofficial versions of 527 CMR regulations and are provided as a convenience to the public. DFS uses its best efforts to update these documents, however for official use please contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office.
Previous Code: 527 CMR – as of December 31, 2014
Cross Walk Document – Making the Transition
The purpose of this cross walk document is to provide a cross reference between sections 527 CMRs 1 to 50 (previous code) and the newly revised Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, 527 CMR 1.00, which took effect on January 1, 2015. This cross walk document is provided as a convenience to the reader and should not be relied upon for research.
The following are unofficial copies of the State Fire Code (527 CMR) that were in effect as of December 31, 2014. They are posted here for reference and convenience only.
It should be noted that some provisions of 527 CMR (previous code) adopted by reference, in whole or in part, standards created by various code development organizations. For your convenience we have provided the link listed below, to facilitate access to read-only versions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards. While accessing these documents you should be careful to reference the correct edition and be aware of modifications that may be unique to Massachusetts.
|CMR Number||CMR Title|
|527 CMR 1.00 (until 12/31/14)||Administration and Enforcement |
|527 CMR 2.00||The Manufacturing Storage, Transportation and Use of Fireworks |
|527 CMR 3.00||Dry Cleaning and Dry Dyeing and the Keeping, Storage and Use of Cleaning and Dyeing Fluids |
|527 CMR 4.00||Oil Burning Equipment file size 1MB|
|527 CMR 5.00||Operation and Maintenance of Buildings or Other Structures Used as Garages, Service Stations and the Related Storage, Keeping and Use of Gasoline or Other Motor Fuel |
|527 CMR 6.00||Liquefied Petroleum Gas Containers and Systems |
|527 CMR 7.00||Manufacture and Handling of Plastics |
|527 CMR 8.00||Transportation of Flammable and Combustible Liquids |
|527 CMR 9.00||Tanks and Containers |
|527 CMR 10.00||Fire Prevention, General Provisions file size 1MB|
|527 CMR 11.00||Commercial Cooking Operations |
|527 CMR 12.00||Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments |
|527 CMR 13.00||Explosives |
|527 CMR 14.00||Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Flammable Solids or Flammable Gases |
|527 CMR 15.00||Keeping, Handling and Transportation of Flammable and Combustible Liquids, and the Disposition of Crude Petroleum or any of its Products in Harbors or Other Waters of the Commonwealth |
|527 CMR 16.00||Model Rockets |
|527 CMR 17.00||Lumber and other Forest Products |
|527 CMR 18.00||Flammable Liquids in Bulk Plant Loading and Unloading Facilities |
|527 CMR 19.00||Tentage |
|527 CMR 20.00||Use and Maintenance or Temporary Portable Space Heating Devices and Equipment Used in the Construction Industry |
|527 CMR 21.00||Decorations, Curtains, Draperies, Blinds and Other Window Treatments |
|527 CMR 22.00||Cannon or Mortar Firing |
|527 CMR 23.00||Issuance of Certificates for the Servicing of Portable Fire Extinguishers and the Installing and Servicing of Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems |
|527 CMR 24.00||Fire Warning Systems Installed In Buildings Within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts |
|527 CMR 25.00||Obstructions and Hazards In Certain Buildings and on Public or Private Ways |
|527 CMR 26.00||Compressed Natural Gas Containers and Systems |
|527 CMR 27.00||Emergency and Standby Power Systems |
|527 CMR 28.00||Combustible Fibers |
|527 CMR 29.00||Upholstered Furniture, Molded Seating and Re-upholstered Furniture |
|527 CMR 30.00||Unvented Propane or Natural Gas-Fired Space Heaters |
|527 CMR 31.00||Carbon Monoxide Detectors |
|527 CMR 32.00||Approved Smoke Detectors |
|527 CMR 33.00||Hazardous Material Process or Processing |
|527 CMR 34.00||Rubbish Handling |
|527 CMR 35.00||Crop Ripening or Color Processes |
|527 CMR 37.00||Pesticide Storage |
|527 CMR 38.00||Minimum Standards for Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages, Production Facilities, Production Locations and Activities relating thereto. |
|527 CMR 39.00||Welding and Cutting Processes |
|527 CMR 40.00||Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems |
|527 CMR 49.00||Appendices |
|527 CMR 50.00||Petitions for Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Regulations |