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.
Amendments to the Adopted 2012 Fire Code
Regulations and Policies for the 2012 Fire Code
Regulation 110.4 - Abatement - Codified April 2014 G-5898
Policy 5307 - Gas Detection Backup Power - Codified April 2014 G-5898
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