Code Information Sheets

The purpose of the Code Information Sheets and the Fire Safety sheets are to provide information and guidelines about the requirements of the codes. 

While the Department relies on a consistent set of standards and adopts national codes, there are many different classifications within these codes as well as many unique situations. Specific questions should be directed to your local DFS regional office.

All documents are formatted in PDF

     DFS Code Information Sheets

          Adopted Codes and Standards                 State Permit and Licensing Requirements 

          Smoke Alarm General Information           Smoke Alarms Installation Matrix Sheet 

          C O Alarm General Information         Carbon Monoxide Alarms Installation Matrix Sheet

          Emergency Egress Windows                     Window Wells                                

          Handrails and Guards                                Tampering with Smoke & CO Alarms      

+        Fire Watch Requirements                           Barbecue Grills       

                                              Seasonal Decrorative Items / Christmas Trees



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