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Fire Marshal's Online ManuaL

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Online Manual is a compilation of the statutes and rules that govern the conduct of operations. The statutes affecting the Office of State Fire Marshal are listed under Titles 14, 22, 23, and 40, of the Louisiana Revised Statutes (R.S.). The Revised Statutes are published in official version by West Publishing and constitute the general and permanent law of Louisiana.

The statutes presented below are taken directly from the web site of the Louisiana Legislature and are thus linked. The legislative web site may be accessed directly at Louisiana State Legislature.

NOTE: The Office of State Fire Marshal does not update the statutory material given below. The online statutes are updated by the legislative staff of the State Legislature website. As such, the material below is not provided by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal but is, instead, linked to the Louisiana State Legislature website. Clicking any of the links below will open a new window or tab and take you outside of the SFM website and to the LSL website.

Regarding documents available on this website, neither the Legislature nor the Office of State Fire Marshal makes any warranty of, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for, the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information contained herein.

This manual does not purport to fully state the law, is not designed to serve as a replacement for the official legal source of its content, and does not constitute the rendering of legal or other professional advice.

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Title 14

§403.4. Burn injuries and wounds; reports; registry; immunity; penalties

 

Title 22

§1077. Fire marshal tax; Louisiana Fire Marshal Fund

 

Title 23

PART III. REGULATIONS AFFECTING BOILERS

§531. Assistant Secretary of Office of State Fire Marshal to make rules.

§532. Adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations; effective date.

§533. Printing of laws, rules and regulations

§534. Duties of assistant secretary

§535. Special Insurance inspectors

§536. Annual inspection of boilers

§537. Certificates of inspection; fees; issuance and suspension

§538. Operation of boiler without inspection certificate; penalty

§539. Installation of boilers

§540. Exemptions from provisions

§541. Fees for inspection

§542. Fidelity bonds of employees

§543. Installation, moving, or reinstallation of power boilers, steam heating, or hot water boilers; licensing; examination; fees

§544. Application for installation, moving, or reinstallation of a boiler, except in New Orleans; fee

§545. Penalties

 

Title 40

PART VII. REGULATION OF AMUSEMENT ATTRACTIONS AND RIDES

§1484.1. Short title

§1484.2. Definitions

§1484.3. Rules adopted

§1484.4. Inspection by secretary; certificate of inspection required

§1484.5. Fees

§1484.6. Administration of Part; personnel

§1484.7. Notice of violation of standard

§1484.8. Judicial review

§1484.9. Insurance; bond

§1484.10. Violations and penalties; injunctive relief

§1484.11. Exemptions

§1484.12. Local regulation

§1484.13. Waiver of inspection

SUBPART B. LOUISIANA CARNIVAL AND AMUSEMENT RIDER SAFETY ACT

§1485.1. Legislative Findings

§1485.2. Definitions

§1485.3. Reporting the Injury

§1485.4. Code of rider conduct

§1485.5. Rider qualifications

§1485.6. Parent or guardian conduct

§1485.7. Notice to riders

§1485.8. Criminal Penalty

 

Title 40

SUBPART A . GENERAL INSPECTIONS

§1561. Recognition; appointment; term; compensation; qualifications

§1562. Assistants and deputies

§1562.1. Organization of Fire Marshal's Office

§1563. Powers and duties generally; use of deputies; responsibilities of local governing authorities with fire prevention bureaus; open structures and process structures; fees

§1563.1. Authority to make arrests and carry firearms

§1563.2. Inspection of family day care homes; inspection fees

§1563.3. Restriction of the use of the titles "fire marshal" and "deputy fire marshal"

§1563.4. Imposition of civil penalties by the state fire marshal for violations

§1563.5. Inspection fees

§1564. Cost of performing functions

§1565. Account of money; audit

§1566. Investigation of fires; reports; records of fires

§1566.1. Fire safety inspection

§1567. Fee for fire reports by volunteer fire departments

§1567.1. Fees for copies of fire and investigation reports

§1568. Special investigations of fires of suspicious origin

§1568.1. Investigation

§1568.2. Investigation of fires; duty to disclose by insurance companies, the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana, the Louisiana Joint Reinsurance Association and the Louisiana Insurance Underwriting Association; protection from liability

§1570. Examination of premises; searches and seizures

§1571. Investigations may be private

§1572. Separation of witnesses

§1573. Definition of "structure", "watercraft", and "moveable"

§1573.1. Historic buildings renovation initiative

§1574. Construction or repair of structures

§1574.1. Costs of handling plans

§1575. Inspection of premises; orders for repair or removal of dangerous conditions

§1576. Service of order

§1577. Appeal from order

§1578. Compliance with order

§1578.1. Board of review

§1578.2. Appeal to board

§1578.3. Emergency closure during appeal

§1578.4. If no appeal taken

§1578.5. Appeals from decision of board of review

§1578.6. National Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code; Southern Standard Building Code; applicability to high rise structures; minimum standards; existing hazardous buildings; appeal

§1578.7. State Uniform Fire Prevention Code

§1579. Ingress by firemen

§1580. Fire exit maps; hotel or motel rooms

§1580.1. Fire alarms; hotel or motel rooms

§1581. Smoke detectors; single and two family dwellings

§1583. Locking, bolting, or obstructing exits or passageways

§1591. Enforcement of Part

§1592. Application of Part

§1593. Volunteer firefighters; medical and life insurance

SUBPART A-1. TIME LIMITS FOR RETENTION OF BLUEPRINTS AND OTHER RECORDS

§1596.1. Purpose

SUBPART B. SPECIAL HAZARDS

§1605. Rubbish

§1613. Tents; fire resistant

SUBPART C. PENALTIES

§1621. Violation of fire marshal's orders; penalty

§1622. Violation of Part; criminal and civil liability

SUBPART D. FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEM

§1625. Purpose; administration; definitions

§1626. Administration by state fire marshal

§1627. Applicability

§1628. Application for permit, certificate, or license

§1629. Issuance of fire marshal's permit, certificate, or license; maintenance requirements

§1630. Restrictions and limitations upon permit holders, certificate holders, and licensed inspectors; prohibited acts

§1631. Expiration of permit, certificate, or license

§1632. Permit verification; local building officials; local fees

§1633. Powers of local governing authorities regarding shop drawings

§1634. Applicability; compliance required before contracts awarded

§1635. Disposition of collected funds

§1636. Notice, hearing and revocation of permit, certificate, or license

§1637. Penalties

§1638. Fire Sprinkler Test Fund

SUBPART D-1. FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN EXISTING BUILDINGS

§1641. Purpose

§1642. Definitions

§1643. Fire protection sprinkler system required in existing high-rise buildings; exceptions

§1644. Cost

§1645. Penalty

SUBPART D-2. INSPECTION OF FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

§1646. State fire marshal; owners; fire sprinkler inspections

SUBPART E. FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEMS AND FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS

§1651. Purpose; administration

§1652. Definitions

§1653. Registration; licensing; fees

§1654. Required insurance

§1655. Selling or leasing of portable fire extinguishers or fixed fire extinguisher systems

§1656. Exceptions

§1657. Applications and hearings on licenses and certficiates

§1658. Powers and duties of state fire marshal

§1659. Prohibited acts

§1660. Notice, hearing and revoation of certificate or license

§1660.1 Penalties

§1660.2 Injunction

§1661. Fire Protection Trust Fund

SUBPART F. ALARM INDUSTRY AND LOCKSMITH LICENSING

§1662.1. Short title

§1662.2. Purpose

§1662.3. Definitions

§1662.4. Licensure required

§1662.5. Administration and enforcement

§1662.6. Application for a Type A, Type A-1, or Type A-2 license

§1662.7. Issuance of Type A, Type A-1, and Type A-2 licenses; requirements to maintain

§1662.8. Application for an individual license

§1662.9. Issuance of individual licenses; requirements to maintain

§1662.10. Provisional license

§1662.11. License renewal; continuing education requirements

§1662.12. Fees; Alarm Regulary Trust Fund

§1662.13. Alarm Services Advisory Board

§1662.14. Classification of offenses or prohibited acts

§1662.15. Penalties

§1662.16. Effect on local regulation

§1662.17. Injunction

§1662.18. Purchased electronic protective system; penalty

PART III. SAFETY GLAZING IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS

§1711. Definitions

§1712. Labeling required

§1713. Safety glazing materials required

§1714. Employees not covered

§1715. Penalty

PART IV-A. STATE UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE

§1730.21 Public policy for state uniform construction code

§1730.22 Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council; membership; function of council; meeting requirements; immunity

§1730.23 Enforcement of building codes by municipalities and parishes

§1730.24 Agreements with other governmental entities for provision of services; affidavit for exemption

§1730.25 Appointment of building official or contractual arrangement for such services; affidavit for exemption

§1730.26 Adoption and promulgation of certain building codes and standards as state uniform construction code; procedures

§1730.27 Adoption and enforcement of emergency wind and flood mitigation requirements

§1730.28 Mandatory adoption of certain nationally recognized codes and standards as the state uniform construction code; adoption by reference

§1730.29 Regulation of construction or improvement of industrial facilities

§1730.30 Regulation of construction or improvement of farm or recreational structure; authority to issue building permits

§1730.31 Mandamus and injunctive relief for violation of code or regulation; penalities

§1730.32 Imposition of fees

§1730.33 Codes applicable to building inspections

§1730.34 Responsibility of Louisiana State Construction Code Council for registration of building codes enforcement officers; record of hearings and proceedings; register of applications for certificates of registration

§1730.35 Application and issuance of certificates of registration; provisional certificates of registration; registration

§1730.36 Registration required to practice as code enforcement officer; violations; penalty

§1730.37 Injunction to restrain person from violating this Part

§1730.38 Duration of certificates; renewal; continuing education requirements; funding

§1730.39 Powers of State Fire Marshal

PART IV-C. COMMERCIAL BUILDING ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE

§1730.41. Short title

§1730.42. Definitions

§1730.43. Purpose

§1730.44. Scope of Commercial Building Energy Conservation Code

§1730.45. Adoption of Commercial Building Energy Conservation Code; enforcement; rules

§1730.46. Amendments and revisions to the Commercial Building Energy Conservation Code

§1730.47. Fees

§1730.48. Training and technical assistance

PART V. EQUAL ACCESS TO GOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC FACILITIES FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

§1731. Purposes

§1732. Definitions

§1733. ADAAG standards

§1734. Accessibility features required of new public facilities or governmental facilities; dwelling units

§1735. Public facilities and governmental facilities to display signs

§1736. Obstruction of common or emergency exits prohibited; standards of accessibility; penalty

§1737. Violations; enforcement by fire marshal

§1738. Review of plans and specifications before construction begins

§1739. Acceptance of completed construction

§1740. Enforcement of Part

§1741. Educational program by the office of rehabilitative services and fire marshal

§1742. Parking spaces for certain disabled persons

§1742.1. Additional fine for enforcement of mobility-impaired parking regulations

§1743. Penalties

§1744. Compliance with ADA

 

Title 49

SUBPART D. PUBLIC BUILDINGS - USEABILITY BY PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

§148. Construction and design of state owned buildings; handicapped persons

§148.1. Specifications for grounds, buildings and facilities

§148.2. Enforcement of Subpart

§148.3. Construction by political subdivisions, private enterprise

 

Title 51

PART VII A. FIREWORKS

§650. Definitions

§651. Sale or use of permissible fireworks

§651.1. Possession, sale or use of certain fireworks prohibited

§652. Proper naming; certification on shipping cases; time for selling; exceptions; sales and storage in homes prohibited

§653. Storing and displaying of fireworks

§654. Sales to children under fifteen or to intoxicated or irresponsible persons prohibited; unlawful discharge; minimum age for employee; penalties

§655. Fireworks for public displays; permits; fee; adoption of rules and regulations

§656. Permit to sell fireworks; application; fees; permit numbers

§657. Persons and uses excepted

§658. Penalties

§659. Local licensing by parish or municipality

§660. Local governing authorities; regulation or prohibition of sale, use, and possession of pyrotechnics or fireworks

 

LOUISIANA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

The latest rule changes affecting Plan Review Code Enforcement can be found in the March 2013 issue of the Louisiana Register; see pages 678-681 which refer to LAC 55:V. Or click here to go directly to the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) page and download the Handbook.


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