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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

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 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.

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 September 7, 2018