International Fire Code and Local Amendments

Effective September 1, 2021, the City of Austin adopted the 2021 edition of the International Fire Code with local amendments. The Austin Fire Department is revising and updating the Fire Protection Criteria Manual through the City’s rule making process. When the revision is completed, a link to the updated manual will be provided. In the interim, the 2012 Fire Protection Criteria Manual can still be used for guidance in the application of the 2021 International Fire Code and amendments. Copies of either the 2021 International Fire Code adopting ordinance and amendment or the Fire Criteria manual can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk (1st floor - City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street) or from the Fire Marshal’s Office (3rd floor - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, TX 78752).

Fire Protection Criteria Manual

In an effort to make the application of codes and standards more predictable, the City of Austin has developed a series of technical interpretation manuals that include a manual of interpretations and guidance for fire code application. Use the index in the left column (green background) to navigate within the Fire Criteria Manual.

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