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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.

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National Fire Code

NFPA 101 Life Safety Code - 2015

The 2015 Edition will be effective on July 1, 2017.

Code Adoptions Scheduled for July 1, 2017

In conjunction with the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council, updated editions of the fire protection and life safety codes and standards will be effective on July 1, 2017. See memo for a listing of the referenced codes and standards.

The Life Safety Code may be obtained from:

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

(800) 735-0100


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

View UL Directories.

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.

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 mail them to the address listed below.

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.

This page was last updated on February 15, 2023