Code Tracker

Welcome to the NFSA Code Tracker. This document is the result of searches on a number of different websites and input from our code development team and regional representatives.

ASSUMPTION: where not otherwise individually adopted by the authority having jurisdiction, it is assumed that the edition of the NFPA standards shown are simply the ones listed in the “referenced standards” chapter of the IBC and IFC.

LIMITATION: states and local communities can adopt codes and standards at their discretion; as such, the use of this list should be done with caution. The only way to know exactly what each community has adopted at any given time is to call them before the design of the project.

NOTE: Both the 2015 and the 2018 editions of the International Fire Code (IFC) has fire sprinkler retrofit requirements for A-2 & I-2 occupancies, as well as buildings for the storage and manufacture of cellulose nitrate and pyroxilyn plastics.

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IBC
IFC
IEBC
IRC
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Last Updated:
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Expected Update:
Alabama20152015 20132013201320132014
Feb. 2021
Alabama - Birmingham2015201520132013201320132014
Feb. 2021
Alaska201220122010201020102007
Feb. 2021
Arizona20122012200920102010201020102011
Feb. 2021
Proposed legislation barring retrofit in restaurants and nightlubs.
Phoenix2018201820162016201620102017
Feb. 2021
Arkansas20122012201220102010201020102011
Feb. 2021
California2018201820162016201620162014
Feb. 2021
Colorado2018201820162016201620162017
Feb. 2021
Colorado - City of Boulder2018201820162016201620162017
Feb. 2021
Colorado - City & County of Denver201820182018
Feb. 2021
Colorado - Englewood201520152018
Feb. 2021
Colorado - Summit Fire 7 EMS20122012201820192019201920192017
Feb. 2021
Connecticut20152015201520132013201320132014
Feb. 2021
CT state reviewing 2018 I Codes
Delaware20152015201520132013201320132014
Feb. 2021
Florida20182015201520132013201320132014
Feb. 2021
High-rise retro fit billed passed. - compliance deadline of 2024.
Georgia2018201820162016201620162017
Feb. 2021
Hawaii201220122010201020102010
Feb. 2021
High-rise retrofit billed passed - allows and ELSS
Idaho20182015201820182016201620162016
Feb. 2021
City of Lewiston2015
Feb. 2021
Illinois20152013201320132013
Feb. 2021
State-owned buildings and schools only; there are over 230 jurisdictions with varying requirements
Illinois - New Lenox Fire District2012201220102010201020102011
Feb. 2021
All new construction including single family dwellings to be protected by sprinklers.
Indiana20122012201820102007201020072011
Feb. 2021
Currently in-process of adopting 2018 editions
Iowa2015201520132013201320132011
Feb. 2021
Iowa - City of Des Moines2015
Feb. 2021
Adopted appendix M - high-rise retrofit by 2032
Kansas
Feb. 2021
No mandatory state-wide code
Kansas - Haviland20122008
Feb. 2021
Kentucky20152015201220132013201320132011
Feb. 2021
Louisiana201520152015201520132013201320132011
Jan. 2020
High-Rise buildings required to be retrofitted throughout the state, with some exceptions including 2x the amount of fire extinguishers.
New Orleans2012201220102010201020102011
Feb. 2019
Maine2015201820162016201620132014
Mar. 2020
Maryland201820182016201620162016
Oct. 2019
Requires all new residential construction be protected.
Massachusetts2015201520132013201320132008
Jun. 2019
Hoping for support for the townhouse bill.    13D will now be allowed in a triple-decker, 3-family dwelling. Currently working on 10th edition
Michigan20152015201220132013201320132014
Feb. 2019
On a 6-year cycle, will probably adopt the 2021 at that time.
Minnesota2018201820182016201620162016
Mar. 2020
Edina, MN. adopted Appendix M of the 2018 IFC.
Mississippi20182018201820162016201620162011
Mar. 2020
Mississippi - Biloxi2018201820162016201620162011
Mar. 2020
This will start on 01 June
Missouri20152013201320132013
Mar. 2020
Missouri - Kansas City2012201220102010201020102011
Mar. 2020
Missouri - St. Louis, MO2018201820162016201620162017
Mar. 2020
Montana201820182018201820162016201620162017
Jul. 2019
2/2021
Nebraska201820122016201620162016
Mar. 2020
Nevada2018201820162016201620162011
Feb. 2019
Nevada - Clark County2018201820162016201620162011
Mar. 2020
New Hampshire201520152013200720152007
Oct. 2019
New Jersey2018201820132016201620162014
Sep. 2019
New Mexico2015201520132013201320132014
Mar. 2020
New Mexico - Albuquerque2015201520132013201320132008
Apr. 2020
New York2018201820162016201620162017
Jan. 2020
Codes effective as of 12 May 2020. Sprinklers required in any 1&2 fam building with habitable space 3 stories above grade plane.
City of New York2009200920072007200720072011
Mar. 2020
Working on 2015 I-Code base, but barely recognizable.
North Carolina2015201520132013201320132011
Mar. 2020
North Dakota2015201520132013201320132014
Feb. 2019
Ohio2015201520182016201620162016
Apr. 2020
Oklahoma20152015201520132013201320132014
Mar. 2020
Oregon201820182015N/A20162016201620162017
Apr. 2020
Delegates sprinkler requirements in "tiny houses." In addition, the A-2 retrofit in Chapter 11 has been deleted.
Pennsylvania20182016201620162016
Feb. 2019
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia2018201820162016201620162017
Feb. 2019
Rhode Island2015201520132013201320132011
Jan. 2020
High-Rise retrofit … all to have been completed by 01 Jan 16
South Carolina201820182016201620162016
Jul. 2019
South Dakota2018201520162016201620162014
Mar. 2020
Tennessee2012201220102010201020102011
Feb. 2019
Tennessee - Memphis2015201520132013201320132002
Mar. 2020
Texas20152015201520132013201320132014
Mar. 2020
Also, 52 jurisdictions with varying requirements for residential sprinklers.
Texas - Dallas20152015201520132013201320132013
Jun. 2019
Texas - Fort Worth2015201520152015
Texas - Harris County2018201820132013201320132014
Texas - San Marcos2015201520132013201320132013
Apr. 2020
Building code modified to require sprinklers in commercial >6,000 ft2
Utah2018201820162016201620162014
Jul. 2019
Vermont201520152013201320022013
Mar. 2020
Virginia2015201520132013201320132011
Jul.2019
Virginia - Fairfax County201520132013201320132011
Mar. 2020
Washington201220152015201520132013201320132014
Jun. 2019
Legislation regarding "accessory dwelling unit," eliminating the requirement for owner occupancy - sprinklers not required.
Washington - Kirkland20152015
Aor. 2020
West Virginia2015201820132013201320132011
Jan. 2020
Local amendments are permitted
Wisconsin201520122013200720132013
Mar. 2020
Wyoming2018201820132016201620162014
Jul. 2019