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Bureau of Building Safety & Construction

The Bureau of Building Safety and Construction is responsible for administering a wide variety of codes and standards. The Bureau is administered and lead by Bureau Commander/Supervisor Matthew Labonte. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 603-223-4289 or at fmo@dos.nh.gov.

Programs and Sections

Engineering & Plan Review
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.

Codes & Standards
Visitors to our site may access the codes published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) free of charge by clicking on the link below. You will be asked to create a unique log-in and password to access these codes. There is no charge to view the codes online.
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NFPA Codes and Standards

Mechanical Safety & Licensing
The Mechanical Safety & Licensing Section operates five programs to increase public safety to the residents and vistors of the state. The programs are centered around the compliance with nationally accepted codes relative to mechanical systems, plumbing systems, heating systems and fire protection equipment.

Modular Building Program
Modular manufacturers are approved by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The manufacturer must also have an approved third party inspection agency. The third party inspection agency has architects and engineers on staff to review and approve construction plans, as well as inspectors who perform in process inspections of each unit. The State Fire Marshal’s Office audits the third party inspection agencies and manufacturers on an on-going basis in an attempt to assure product quality and code compliance.

Tramway & Amusement Ride Safety
The Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety section is administratively attached to the Division of Fire Safety. This section was established to oversee the safe and enjoyable use of the State's ski industry resources. Additionally, it ensures compliance with safety regulations for the carnival and amusement ride operators in New Hampshire.

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