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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. ​​


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


Permit Process Documents

Solar Permit Process



2018 Explanatory Policies

​Explainatory Policy materials created to clarify the application of this code are indicated in the Fire Code by a diamond (è) in the margin..

I​NDEX - Updated September 3, 2020​​​

Asphalt Kettles

Audibility Levels

Blasting

Business Certificate Contractors

Certificate of Occupancy – Existing Buildings

Competent Party Certificates

Construction Document Submittals

Controlled Access at Electrical Substations

Emergency Responder Radio Coverage​

Energy Systems

Explosives Storage & Use

Fire Alarm Monitoring

Fire Alarm Systems in Existing Buildings

Fire Apparatus Access Roads

Fire Service Access Elevators

Flame Performers

Group A-2 Sprinkler Retrofit​​

Hazard / Occupancy Type Comparison Table

Hot Work Program with Sample Program

In-fill Development

Kitchen Hood Maintenance - Commercial & Domestic

Life Safety Reports

Luminous Egress Path Markings

NFPA 72 Authority Having Jurisdiction

Notification Appliances in Parking Structures

Open Burning

Operating Permit Expiration Times

Outdoor Assembly Fire Lane Access

Quick-Response Sprinkler Head Replacement

Recordkeeping

Removal & Demolition

Shade Structures Over Playground Equipment

Smoke Removal

Solar Photovoltaic & Battery Energy Storage Markings

Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installation on R-3 & R-4 Occupancies with Slopes of 2 Vertical Units in 12 Units Horizontal or Less 

Solar Roof Tiles or Glass Systems in R-3 & R-4 Occupancies

Sprinkler coverage for balconies in NFPA 13

Sprinklers in Industrial Ovens

Standpipes

Vehicle Impact Protection Requirements

Voltage Drop Calculations



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. ​