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 1.00 Administration and Enforcement pdf format of 527001.pdf
527 CMR 2.00 The Manufacturing Storage, Transportation and Use of Fireworks pdf format of 527002.pdf
527 CMR 3.00 Dry Cleaning and Dry Dyeing and the Keeping, Storage and Use of Cleaning and Dyeing Fluids pdf format of 527003.pdf
527 CMR 4.00 Oil Burning Equipment pdf format of 527004.pdf
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 pdf format of 527005.pdf
527 CMR 6.00 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Containers and Systems pdf format of 527006.pdf
527 CMR 7.00 Manufacture and Handling of Plastics pdf format of 527007.pdf
527 CMR 8.00 Transportation of Flammable and Combustible Liquids pdf format of 527008.pdf
527 CMR 9.00 Tanks and Containers pdf format of 527009.pdf
527 CMR 10.00 Fire Prevention, General Provisions pdf format of 527010.pdf
527 CMR 11.00 Commercial Cooking Operations pdf format of 527011.pdf
527 CMR 12.00 Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments pdf format of 527012.pdf
527 CMR 12.00 Emergency Modifies 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 13.00 Explosives pdf format of 527013.pdf
527 CMR 14.00 Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Flammable Solids or Flammable Gases pdf format of 527014.pdf
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 pdf format of 527015.pdf
527 CMR 16.00 Model Rockets pdf format of 527016.pdf
527 CMR 17.00 Lumber and other Forest Products pdf format of 527017.pdf
527 CMR 18.00 Flammable Liquids in Bulk Plant Loading and Unloading Facilities pdf format of 527018.pdf
527 CMR 19.00 Tentage pdf format of 527019.pdf
527 CMR 20.00 Use and Maintenance or Temporary Portable Space Heating Devices and Equipment Used in the Construction Industry pdf format of 527020.pdf
527 CMR 21.00 Decorations, Curtains, Draperies, Blinds and Other Window Treatments pdf format of 527021.pdf
527 CMR 22.00 Cannon or Mortar Firing pdf format of 527022.pdf
527 CMR 23.00 Issuance 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 24.00 Fire Warning Systems Installed In Buildings Within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pdf format of 527024.pdf
527 CMR 25.00 Obstructions and Hazards In Certain Buildings and on Public or Private Ways pdf format of 527025.pdf
527 CMR 26.00 Compressed Natural Gas Containers and Systems pdf format of 527026.pdf
527 CMR 27.00 Emergency and Standby Power Systems pdf format of 527027.pdf
527 CMR 28.00 Combustible Fibers pdf format of 527028.pdf
527 CMR 29.00 Upholstered Furniture, Molded Seating and Re-upholstered Furniture pdf format of 527029.pdf
527 CMR 30.00 Unvented Propane or Natural Gas-Fired Space Heaters pdf format of 527030.pdf
527 CMR 31.00 Carbon Monoxide Detectors pdf format of 527031.pdf
527 CMR 32.00 Approved Smoke Detectors pdf format of 527032.pdf
527 CMR 33.00 Hazardous Material Process or Processing pdf format of 527033.pdf
527 CMR 34.00 Rubbish Handling pdf format of 527034.pdf
527 CMR 35.00 Crop Ripening or Color Processes pdf format of 527035.pdf
527 CMR 37.00 Pesticide Storage pdf format of 527037.pdf
527 CMR 38.00 Minimum Standards for Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages, Production Facilities, Production Locations and Activities relating thereto. pdf format of 527038.pdf
527 CMR 39.00 Welding and Cutting Processes pdf format of 527039.pdf
527 CMR 40.00 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems pdf format of 527040
527 CMR 49.00 Appendices pdf format of 527049.pdf
527 CMR 50.00 Petitions for Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Regulations pdf format of 527050.pdf