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. The 2012 International Fire Code with Phoenix Amendments is available for purchase from the International Code Council.
Regulations and Policies for the 2012 Fire Code
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.
- Bret Tarver Sprinkler Ordinance
- Ordinance G-5082 Effective March 1, 2008
- Ordinance G-5149 Effective June 6, 2008
- Ordinance G-5193 Effective August 1, 2008
- Ordinance G-5308 Effective March 4, 2008
- 2006 Phoenix Fire Code Errata
- Section 912.1.1 A & B Figures
- Section 912.4a Figure
- Section 912.4b Figure
- Section 1020.1.6 Figure