Louisiana.gov > DPS > Office of State Fire Marshal > Inspections > Codes, Rules & Laws Text Size
 
Contact Information Download Adobe Reader

Some documents on this page are in PDF format. Click here to download the free Adobe Reader.

Get Adobe Reader

Codes, Rules & Laws Enforced by The Louisiana State Fire Marshal

This page is provided as a reference for the codes, rules, and laws that are enforced and upheld by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal.


Page Menu: - National Fire Code
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- American National Standards Institute Inc.
- UL Fire Resistance Directory
- Energy Code Compliance
- Office of State Fire Marshal Manual
- Links

National Fire Code

NFPA 101 Life Safety Code - 2009

Current Edition for New and Existing Buildings (Effective 07.20.10)

Need Clarification? NFPA Home Page

Send email to NFPA | RE: Life Safety Code Questions

Note: Be sure that the Subject Line clearly specifies what code issue you want clarification on so that it can be properly routed.

Other National Fire Codes (NFPA)

Obtain from same as above.

The following should be consulted for specific occupancies or items:

  • NFPA 10 - Fire Extinguishers
  • NFPA 13, 13D, 13R - Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 17 - Dry Chemical Extinguishing
  • NFPA 30 - Flammable Liquids
  • NFPA 30A - Automotive and Marine Service Stations
  • NFPA 33 - Paint Spray Rooms and Booths
  • NFPA 54 - Natural Fuel Gas
  • NFPA 58 - Liquefied Petroleum Gas LPG
  • NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code
  • NFPA 72 - Fire Alarm Systems (In order to keep up with rapidly changing technology, the 2010 edition of the NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Code will be used to review new fire alarm systems and proposed changes to existing systems, as applicable.)
  • NFPA 80 - Fire Doors and Windows
  • NFPA 88A - Parking Garages
  • NFPA 88B - Repair Garages
  • NFPA 96 - Hood and Exhaust Systems in Commercial Kitchens

The Life Safety Code may be obtained from:

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Battery March Park
Quincy, MA 02269

(800) 735-0100

Important Notes:

Louisiana Adminstrative Code 55:V:103
As of July 20, 2010, the plans and specifications for every structure built or remodeled in the state of Louisiana must be drawn in accordance with the requirements of the 2009 Edition of the Life and Safety Code (excluding Chapter 5 and all TIA's) of the National Fire Protection Association.

The 2009 Edition of NFPA 101 will be used for reviewing projects received after July 20, 2010.

New application forms are available for download in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format; please visit Plan Review Forms.

 

Americans With Disabilities Act

Americans With Disabilities Act - Accessibility Guidelines
Referred to as the "ADA-AG (September 1994 Edition)"

There are many excellent resources available on the Access Board's web page, including the entire text and frequenty asked questions. You can obtain them here:

Research the ADA-AG online

Or you can view the same information from this site:

Research the ADA-AG on this site

 

Request the 1994 Edition of ADAAG

For a free copy, dial (202) 514-0301 or (800) 514-0301. With a touch phone, press 1, then 5. Listen for "disclaimer", after which you will be instructed to provide your name and address.

For other information and questions regarding facilities for the disabled, contact:

State of Louisiana - Rehabilitation Services
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806-4834

(225) 925-4131

You may also contact our Plan Review ADAAG Specialist, Margaret Hill. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

If you have any suggestions as to what this office can do to help you understand the ADAAG requirements, please let the Plan Review Specialist know.

 

American National Standards Institute, Inc.

ANSI Standards

American National Standards Institute, Inc.
Sales Department
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036-0000

Visit the ANSI website.

 

UL Fire Resistance Directory

UL Fire Resistance Directory

Provides information on tested fire resistant construction configurations.

UL Fire Protection Equipment Directory

For Alarm Systems.

Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc.
Publications Stock
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, ILL 60062

(312) 272-8800

Order UL Directories.

 

Energy Code Compliance

Effective January 1, 1999, plans submitted to the Fire Marshal's Office will be required to comply with the Energy Code legislation recently enacted by the State of Louisiana.

To help you with the required submittals and calculations, there are some FREE software programs that may be used to perform the necessary calculations relating to compliance. These programs may be downloaded and, once installed on your computer, ran and printed to provide the submittal information that this office and the office of Facility Planning needs to verify compliance of your design.

Click here for a more comprehensive listing of energy code compliance information.

If you have additional questions regarding the Energy Code and available training, contact the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) via their website and any phone numbers that are made available there.

 

Office of State Fire Marshal

Louisiana Revised Statute 40:Part IV-A:1728: Effective January 1, 2006: The International Building Code, 2006 Edition, published by the International Code Council, the National Electrical Code, 1999 Edition published by the National Fire Protection Association, and Part XIV (Plumbing) of the State Sanitary Code as promulgated by the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals are hereby adopted as the State Uniform Construction Code.

Office Manual of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal and Louisiana Administrative Code V:55 along with the Latest Rule Changes NFC LAC 55:V.103 and 303.

These documents are available for download in .pdf format from the page links provided above. 

If you have any suggestions that would make these documents more useful to you, please offer your suggestions in writing to the address below, or email the webmaster.

Louisiana State Fire Marshal
8181 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70806

(225) 925-4911
(800) 256-5452

 

These links are provided as a courtesy to design professionals and other interested parties.

AIA Louisiana has several useful links and information regarding the design industry in Louisiana.

The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners has a web site where you can find information on rules and regulations regarding licensing and practice requirements for Architects in the State of Louisiana.

The Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors has a web site where you can find information on rules and regulations regarding licensing and practice requirements for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in the State of Louisiana.


This page was last updated on January 11, 2012