Although this chapter of Minnesota Rules is not part of the state building code, many of the provisions apply to new buildings, additions to buildings, buildings undergoing alterations, and existing buildings. The Minnesota State Fire Code addresses conditions hazardous to life and property from fire, explosion, hazardous material storage, handling or use; use and occupancy of buildings and structures. The Minnesota State Fire code consists of the 2006 International Fire Code as published by the International Code Council and Minnesota amendments contained in Minnesota Rules chapter 7511.
This portion of the code is enforced by state fire inspectors or municipal fire inspectors.
Information about and training in the Minnesota State Fire Code may be offered by various agencies and organizations. For information about the code or notice of any current training opportunities, contact the International Code Council, American Institute of Architects (AIA Minnesota), and the State Fire Marshal Division.