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Building Safety & Construction
Engineering Section

The NH State Fire Marshal’s Office is charged by statute with ensuring compliance with the NH State Fire Code and the NH State Building Code through the review of plans prior to construction in the following types of projects:

  • State owned property (not leased or rented by the State of NH).
  • NH University System and NH Community College System.
  • Educational Occupancies.
  • Healthcare occupancies.
  • In locations where there is no code enforcement mechanism and the municipality requests assistance in writing.

Projects other than the ones outlined above are the responsibility of the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) which will be the fire department or building department depending on the local rules and laws. As always, this office is available to those officials for specific questions and code clarifications.

Please click on one of the links below to get more information about the engineering section. All requests for plan review must be accompanied by a completed plan review submitssion form (below). All requests for a variance must be accompanied by a completed variance request form (below)

Quick Links

Although the Office of the NH State Fire Marshal does not provide any endorsement or recommendation for any specific individual or firm, we do maintain a list of New Hampshire Licensed Fire Protection Engineers. To view this list, click on the link below:

NH Licensed Fire Protection Engineers

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