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Minnesota State Fire Code

Purchase Minnesota State Fire Code with Amendments 

Visit the International Code Council Website to purchase a copy. 

Contact the Fire Code Team 

Fire code questions may be submitted by email to Code staff monitor this email address on a daily basis and will respond to your question, usually within 24 hours, but always within three working days.

NFPA Codes & Standards

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Adopted Permanent Rules Relating to Fire Code

Notice of Adoption for the new fire protection standards  

Amendments to International Fire Code (State Fire Code)

Hazardous Materials Reference Guide - MN State Fire Code Chapters 27 - 44 Excel (Nov 2010) 
Special Exiting Provision in Schools 
Washers and Dryers in Hotels and Motels

Sample Inspection Checklists

These documents are intended as a resource for inspection staff that perform inspections in accordance with the 2007 Minnesota State Fire Code (MSFC). They can be used as-is or as a guide to develop customized forms for a particular jurisdiction.

Apartment Buildings
Assembly Occupancies
Business Occupancies
College Classroom & Lecture Buildings  
Educational Occupancies
Public Fireworks Display
Underground Flammable Liquids Tank Installation 
General Fire Safety Inspections
Hotel/Motel Inspection
Mercantile Occupancies

Division Policies

The policies listed below represent the State Fire Marshal Division's plan review, inspection and enforcement practices. These policies are not incumbent upon local jurisdictions; however, jurisdictions may adopt them for local use at their discretion.


The interpretations listed below represent the State Fire Marshal's determination regarding the enforcement of applicable sections of the Minnesota State Fire Code and are intended to represent how these issues should be enforced statewide.

Fire Protection Program Policies

Fire Protection Program Interpretations


Inspection Policies - General


Inspection Policies - Schools

Fire Code Interpretations


Quick Reference Guide to Care Facilities

Construction Requirements


Variances and Appeals to Fire Code Orders

A process to request a variance from fire code orders has been established to address unique situations relating the enforcement of the Minnesota State Fire Code.  In addition, there are provisions for requesting additional time to comply with fire code orders. Instructions for this process are provided:
Instructions for variances and time extensions
When corrective orders are written by State Fire Marshal Division employee, the amount of time available for compliance is based on the following policy:
For questions relating to variances and appeals, contact Jon Nisja .
Email comments and fire code questions to State Fire Marshals Codes.