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Code Information & Hot Topic Fire Safety Sheets

The purpose of these sheets are to provide additional information about the requirements of the safety codes, standards and the laws adopted in Vermont.  While the Division relies on a consistent set of standards and adopts national codes, there are many classifications and topics within these codes. There are also many unique building situations in Vermont . 

To ensure these sheets remain up to date as well as a valuable resource. We are constantly reviewing and updating the information on these sheets.

Go to the Hot Topic Fire Safety Sheets Section ⇒


Vermont Codes and Standards

State Building Permits

State Construction Permits and Licensing Requirements

Smoke  Alarms Requirements

    Smoke Alarms - General information 

(update in work)

Tampering with Alarms

CO Alarms Requirements

      CO Alarms - General information             

     ( update in work)

Preparing Your Home for Sale - Vermont Alarm Requirements

Egress Windows

Window Wells




 Heating Vents

Address Numbers 

Key Boxes 

Barbecue Grills

         Requirements for a Fire Watch and Emergency Action Plans

Fire Lanes and Access Roads

Short Term Rental -
Safety Considerations

Gender Free Restrooms  

 ( update in work )


Seasonal Decorative Items / Christmas Trees  Requirements   ( update in work )


For additional Code and Standards Information 

nfpa logoNFPA Safety Codes and Standards -

As part of its commitment to enhancing public safety, NFPA makes its codes and standards available online to the public for free.  go to Codes and standards | NFPA

icc logoICC Building, Plumbing Codes and Energy Standards 

ICC codes and standards available online go to Digital Codes (


For Questions, please contact your local Division of Fire Safety Office.

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