The Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00) that took effect on January 1, 2015 has been modified as of August 26, 2016.
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. To view PDF versions you will need a pdf reader, please download and install Acrobat Reader. The PDF files are formatted to print on legal size paper.
- Massachusetts 527 CMR 1.00 file size 1MB – (revised on August 26, 2016) - The Massachusetts Amendments (unofficial version)
- Massachusetts 527 CMR 12.00 – the Massachusetts Amendments to the Electrical Code (unofficial version)
- 527 CMR 1.00 Frequently Asked Questions
- 527 CMR 1.00 Code Change Proposal Form
- 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
- Massachusetts 527 CMR 1.00 (effective January 1, 2015 through August 25, 2016) - the Massachusetts Amendments (unofficial version)
DFS Advisories on the New Fire Code
There have been several recent advisories on important fire prevention issues including legislation concerning blasting near natural gas pipelines, required inspections for liquor license renewals, permits for fire protection systems under the new fire code, NFPA subscription service for code enforcement officials, inspection of commercial cooking and exhaust facilities, and food trucks.
Staff: Richard Fredette, BFPR Executive Director, Richard.Fredette@massmail.state.ma.us P.O. Box 1025, State Rd, Stow, MA 01775, Tel. 978-567-3713.
Previous Code: 527 CMR – as of December 31, 2014
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.