Electronic versions of the 2015 State Fire Code
The 2015 Minnesota State Fire Code was adopted on May 2. Electronic versions with the corrections and Minnesota amendments will be available later this summer. Until that time, please refer to the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) published by the International Code Council and the Errata (corrections) to the IFC. The new Minnesota code is based on the 2012 IFC.
When reviewing a section of the 2012 IFC, go to the Minnesota amendments to verify that section has not been amended. Amendments supersede what is printed in the IFC. For example, many sections in Chapter 9 on Fire Protection Systems have been amended.
If you have questions on the new code, email our Fire Code Team.
The Statement of Need and Reasonableness is also available online. Here is a model ordinance for adopting the State Fire Code.
Electronic versions of the 2015 State Building Code
You have free access to electronic editions of the Minnesota State Building Code.
Fire Code Information Sheets
The majority of the information sheets, policies and interpretations have not been updated to the 2015 Minnesota State Fire Code. The process to update will take some time to complete. When an information sheet, policy or interpretation has been updated, it will be noted with *2015 MSFC.
If you have questions about an existing sheet, you can email the Fire Code Team
.Abandonment or removal of storage tanks:
This information sheet
discusses fire code officials on abandonment or removal of storage tanks. *2015 MSFCAbandoned, hazardous or fire-damaged buildings:
This information sheet discusses
abandoned, hazardous or fire-damaged buildings. *2015 MSFC