PORTSMOUTH FIRE CODES ENFORCED INFORMATION
Chapter 5 of the City Ordinances covers Fire Department and Prevention Regulations.
As directed by NH RSA 152:5 (V.), the Fire Department must also utilize the New Hampshire State Fire Code (Saf-C 6000) which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The State Fire Code adopts two standards published and maintained by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These are NFPA 1 – Fire Code and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code. The adoption of current editions of these Codes is governed by the NH Legislature. Currently, the State is utilizing the 2015 edition of NFPA 1 and the 2015 edition of NFPA 101.
Thee city of Portsmouth has also locally adopted the 2015 International Fire Code, with local amendments seen here CHAPTER 5 REDLINE.
You have the ability to view NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 on-line, at no charge. Due to copyright laws, NFPA requires that you create an account with them in order to view the Codes. If you proceed to the following website and complete the required steps, you will have access to those Codes: http://www.nfpa.org/Codes-and-Standards/All-Codes-and-Standards/Free-access Be sure to select the appropriate editions of the Codes you wish to view.
You may view the International Fire Code, 2015 edition by visiting: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/document/toc/546/
Printed copies of all of the Codes are available for review in the Inspections Department Conference Room located on the 3rd floor of City Hall
For those submitting questions or concerns, please fill out the contact form below or call (603) 610-7352.