​​​​​​​​​​​​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. 

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2018 Phoenix Fire Code 

For questions regarding the 2019 Phoenix Fire Code, please contact us at 602-262-6771 or by email at fireprevention.pfd@phoenix.gov

2012 Phoenix Fire Code Policies & Regulations

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. 

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Effective February 14, 2018 Phoenix has adopted:

NFPA Standard 13 – 2016 Edition

NFPA Standard 72 – 2016 Edition

NFPA Codes & Standards Can be Viewed at No Cost


Amendments to the Adopted 2012 Fire Code

Ordinance G-5898 Effective April 18, 2014

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. ​