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Minnesota State Fire Code and Building Code

​​Minnesota State Fire Code 

How do I get a copy of the Minnesota State Fire Code?

The Minnesota State Fire Code was adopted on March 31, 2020. The new Minnesota code is based on the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC).  

Adopting the Minnesota State Fire Code

​​Here is a model ordinance for adopting the Minnesota State Fire Code.

Errors in the 2020 Minnesota State Fire Code

These are errors in the printing of the first edition of the 2018 International Fire Code. The errors in printing are part of the adopted code. ​

​Supplemental Minnesota State Fire Code information 

Minnesota Rule 7511 includes rules not published in t​he printed State Fire Code due to copyright​ laws. ​The 2020 Statement of Nee​d and Reasona​bleness (SONAR)​ is also available online. SONARs from 1988,​ 19911997​, 2003, 2007​ and 2​015​ contain historical information you may find important.​

Contact us with questions 

You can email email us at fire.code@state.mn.us with questions. We monitor this email address on a daily basis and will respond to your question, usually within 24 hours, but always within three working days. 

​​​Minnesota State Building Code ​

How do I get a copy of the Minnesota Building Code?

How to request variances and appeal 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. There are also provisions for requesting additional time to comply with fire code orders. Instructions for this process are provided:
When we write a corrective order, the amount of time available for compliance is based on this policy.
Questions? Contact ​Tony Clafton via e​mail.

National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards

The National Fire Protection Association offers free ac​cess to its codes and standards.  ​