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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

Current Edition for New and Existing Buildings (Effective 07.01.2017)

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
  • NFPA 80 - Fire Doors and Windows
  • NFPA 88A - Parking 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

Code or Catalog orders:

(800) 344-3555

Important Notes:

Louisiana Administrative Code 55:V:103
As of July 1, 2017, 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 2015 Edition of the NFPA 101 Life and Safety Code and Chapter 9 and 10 of the International Building Code.


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


Office of State Fire Marshal

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

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 offer your suggestions in writing to the address 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 modified on March 30, 2023