​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fire Code

The Phoenix Fire Code, based on the International 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. ​​

2018 Phoenix Fire Code ​​

As adopted on March 4, 2020 and effective April 4, 2020:​​

Current Phoenix Fire Code

Current Phoenix Fire Prevention Fee Schedule


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For questions regarding the 2018 Phoenix Fire Code, please contact us at 602-262-6771 or by email at fireprevention.pfd@phoenix.gov

Tarver Sprinkler Ordinance

In 2001 Phoenix Firefighter Bret Tarver died in a building that had no automatic 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 903.1 Phoenix Fire Code. ​