Code and Fire Prevention Support

The Fire Safety Division provides code compliance and fire protection engineering support to local fire departments.
Code Compliance Officer inspects truck.

Compliance officers and engineers can look into any matter covered by MGL Chapter 148 or the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00).

Code compliance officers:

  • Ensure statewide compliance with Massachusetts laws and regulations the State Fire Marshal enforces
  • Have statewide jurisdiction
  • Support the regulatory compliance efforts of local fire departments
  • Review plans and issue permits for the operation of above ground storage tanks

Fire protection engineers support local fire prevention efforts by reviewing plans for new construction or substantial renovation. They also ensure the uniform application of the fire and building codes and other laws.

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Fire Safety Division Forms and Applications

The Division of Fire Safety has forms and applications for local fire departments and for a variety of regulated industries including:

  • Fire prevention forms and applications .
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Program forms and applications.

Visit the Fire Safety Division forms and applications page.

Fire Code Compliance

Technical support staff provide:

Fire departments can reach the DFS Code Compliance Desk at (978) 567-3375.

Additional Resources

Fire Prevention Resources

FSD Advisories to Fire Departments and the Public

The State Fire Marshal issues technical advisories for fire professionals and the public:

Visit the FSD Advisories to Local Fire Departments page.

Contact   for Code and Fire Prevention Support


Open 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.


DFS Code Compliance
1 State Road, Stow, MA 01775

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