Fire Code

The Phoenix Fire Code provides minimum fire and life safety standards for buildings, processes and fire protection equipment installations in the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix Fire Code is a companion code to the International Codes which were adopted by the City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department establishing the construction requirements for all development in the City of Phoenix. 


2012 International Fire Code

Effective July 1, 2013 the current Phoenix Fire Code is based on the 2012 International Fire Code. Phoenix Fire Department has adopted updated versions of the NFPA Standards. For a list of currently adopted standards please refer to Phoenix Fire Code Chapter 80.  In an effort to bring Fire Department fees in line with the City of Phoenix Planning and Development, the Fire Department increased the base hourly rate from $135 to $150, see Chapter 81. 

Purchase the 2012 International Fire Code with Phoenix Amendments as originally published in July 2013 with Phoenix amendments from the International Code Council.   Any amendments made to this code after the intial printing will be available on this page.  Currently there are no additional amendments.

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Appeal & Engineering Interpretation Application Form

Appeal to the Fire Safety Advisory Board


Regulations and Policies for the 2012 Fire Code

Regulation 110.4 - Abatement

Policy 404 - Lock Down Procedures

Policy 907.5.2.1.1 - Audibility Levels

Policy 5307 - Gas Detection Backup Power


Tarver Sprinkler Ordinance

In 2001 Phoenix Firefighter Bret Tarver died in a building that had no fire sprinklers.  That loss inspired Phoenix be more proactive in sprinkler requirements and the resulting action was the creation of the Bret Tarver Sprinkler Ordinance, Section 903.2 Phoenix Fire Code. 


2006 Fire Code Updates and Ordinances 

You may view the 2006 Phoenix Fire Code as it was adopted here.


Regulations and Policies for the 2006 Fire Code

Policy 506.1, Electronic Controlled Doors and Keys for Access

Policy 907.1.2, Acceptable Voltage Drop Calculation Methods

Policy 907.1.4, Annunciator Panel Location Requirements

Policy 907.5, Flow Switch and Valve Controls

Policy 907.15, Cellular, Internet and Radio Dialers

Policy P2400, Tent & Canopy Policy on Staking & Ballasting

Policy 3809, LP Gas Cylinder Exchanges

Regulation 3001, Compressed Gas NFPA 55

Regulation 4600.1, Change in Permitted Amounts of Non-Flammable Cryogens

Regulation R605.11, Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

Regulation 3000.1 Compressed Gas Detection Requirements

Regulation 3000.2 CO2 Piping Requirements

Regulation 3007 Compressed Gas Ventilation Requirements