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Massachusetts Fire Code

The Massachusetts Fire Code is based on NFPA 1 - 2015 edition, with Massachusetts amendments.

Current State Fire Code

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The current State Fire Code went into effect on January 1, 2018. To view the code free of charge:

  • Visit
  • Click on "Codes and Standards"
  • Select NFPA 1, Free Access, and the 2015 edition
  • Click on "view"

The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations also adopted Massachusetts amendments to the code to address unique situations in the Commonwealth. To view the current 527 CMR 1.00 Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Code, please see additional resources below.

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Proposed Amendment to the State Fire Code

On July 18, 2019 the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations voted to promulgate an amendment to the current 527 CMR 1.00, Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code.  This document is subject to change and public comment.


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Submit Proposed Changed to the State Fire Code

The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations is currently reviewing the 2015 edition of NFPA 1. The public is invited to submit proposed amendments to the 2015 edition of NFPA 1 for the board to consider. Please visit us here for details on how to submit a proposal.

To see when the subcommittee's are meeting to discuss proposed changes, check on the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations webpage. 

Previous Versions of the State Fire Code

Code enforcement officials, architects, and engineers often to need to refer to previous versions of the State Fire Code that were in effect when a building was built or occupied.

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