527 CMR - Board of Fire Prevention Regulations

These are un-official 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.

It should be noted that some provisions of 527 CMR adopt 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.  


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CMR NumberCMR Title
527 CMR 1.00Administration and Enforcement pdf format of    527001.pdf
527 CMR 2.00The Manufacturing Storage, Transportation and Use of Fireworks pdf format of    527002.pdf
527 CMR 3.00Dry Cleaning and Dry Dyeing and the Keeping, Storage and Use of Cleaning and Dyeing Fluids pdf format of    527003.pdf
527 CMR 4.00Oil Burning Equipment pdf format of    527004.pdf  file size 1MB
527 CMR 5.00Operation 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 pdf format of    527005.pdf
527 CMR 6.00Liquefied Petroleum Gas Containers and Systems pdf format of    527006.pdf
527 CMR 7.00Manufacture and Handling of Plastics pdf format of    527007.pdf
527 CMR 8.00Transportation of Flammable and Combustible Liquids pdf format of    527008.pdf
527 CMR 9.00Tanks and Containers pdf format of    527009.pdf
527 CMR 10.00Fire Prevention, General Provisions pdf format of    527010.pdf  file size 1MB
527 CMR 11.00Commercial Cooking Operations pdf format of    527011.pdf
527 CMR 12.00Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments pdf format of    527012.pdf
527 CMR 12.00 EmergencyModifies a provision to allow the use of certain generators that do not have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter protection) until 1/1/15, when such protection will be readily available. pdf format of    527012Emergency
527 CMR 13.00Explosives pdf format of    527013.pdf
527 CMR 14.00Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Flammable Solids or Flammable Gases pdf format of    527014.pdf
527 CMR 15.00Keeping, 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 pdf format of    527015.pdf
527 CMR 16.00Model Rockets pdf format of    527016.pdf
527 CMR 17.00Lumber and other Forest Products pdf format of    527017.pdf
527 CMR 18.00Flammable Liquids in Bulk Plant Loading and Unloading Facilities pdf format of    527018.pdf
527 CMR 19.00Tentage pdf format of    527019.pdf
527 CMR 20.00Use and Maintenance or Temporary Portable Space Heating Devices and Equipment Used in the Construction Industry pdf format of    527020.pdf
527 CMR 21.00Decorations, Curtains, Draperies, Blinds and Other Window Treatments pdf format of    527021.pdf
527 CMR 22.00Cannon or Mortar Firing pdf format of    527022.pdf
527 CMR 23.00Issuance of Certificates for the Servicing of Portable Fire Extinguishers and the Installing and Servicing of Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems pdf format of    527023.pdf
527 CMR 24.00Fire Warning Systems Installed In Buildings Within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pdf format of    527024.pdf
527 CMR 25.00Obstructions and Hazards In Certain Buildings and on Public or Private Ways pdf format of    527025.pdf
527 CMR 26.00Compressed Natural Gas Containers and Systems pdf format of    527026.pdf
527 CMR 27.00Emergency and Standby Power Systems pdf format of    527027.pdf
527 CMR 28.00Combustible Fibers pdf format of    527028.pdf
527 CMR 29.00Upholstered Furniture, Molded Seating and Re-upholstered Furniture pdf format of    527029.pdf
527 CMR 30.00Unvented Propane or Natural Gas-Fired Space Heaters pdf format of    527030.pdf
527 CMR 31.00Carbon Monoxide Detectors pdf format of    527031.pdf
527 CMR 32.00Approved Smoke Detectors pdf format of    527032.pdf
527 CMR 33.00Hazardous Material Process or Processing pdf format of    527033.pdf
527 CMR 34.00Rubbish Handling pdf format of    527034.pdf
527 CMR 35.00Crop Ripening or Color Processes pdf format of    527035.pdf
527 CMR 37.00Pesticide Storage pdf format of    527037.pdf
527 CMR 38.00Minimum Standards for Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages, Production Facilities, Production Locations and Activities relating thereto. pdf format of    527038.pdf
527 CMR 39.00Welding and Cutting Processes pdf format of    527039.pdf
527 CMR 40.00Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems pdf format of    527040
527 CMR 49.00Appendices pdf format of    527049.pdf
527 CMR 50.00Petitions for Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Regulations pdf format of    527050.pdf