Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
SFM Logo

State Fire Marshal

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

State Fire Code

Minnesota State Fire and Building Code 

Purchase a print copy of the 2015 State Fire Code

Visit the International Code Council Website to purchase a copy. You can also purchase them on the Minnesota Bookstore website or by sending an email to the Fire Instructors Association of Minnesota. 

Electronic versions of the 2015 State Fire Code

The 2015 Minnesota State Fire Code was adopted on May 2. It is available on the Intern​ational Code Council's website​​. The new Minnesota code is based on the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC). 

​Supplemental 2015 State Fire Code information 

Minnesota Rule 7511 includes rules not published in the printed 2015 State Fire Code due to copywrite laws. The Statement of Need and Reasona​bleness (SONAR) is also available online. SONARs from 1988,​ 19911997​,  2003 and 2007​ contain historical information you may find important. Here is a model ordinance for adopting the State Fire Code.

If you have questions on the new code, email our Fire Code Team.​

Electronic versions of the 2015 State Building Code

You have free access​ to electronic editions of the Minnesota State Building Code.

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. 

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 this policy.
For questions relating to variances and appeals, contact Ryan Whiting via email.
Email comments and fire code questions to the Fire Code Team.​

National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards

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