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Bureau of Building Safety and Construction
Engineering Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of plans are reviewed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office?
    State owned property (not leased or rented).
    • NH University System.
    • Educational occupancies.
    • Healthcare occupancies.
    • In locations where there is no code enforcement mechanism and the municipality has request assistance in writing.
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  • Can I speak with a plan reviewer or inspector about my project?
    Yes, please call (603) 223-4289 to make an appointment.
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  • What edition of NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code® has NH adopted?
    The 2015 edition.
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  • What edition of NFPA 1, The Fire Prevention Code has NH adopted?
    The 2009 edition. *The 2015 Edition will become law effective 9/8/2019*
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  • How long will it take to review my plans?
    It will take approximately four to six weeks.
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  • What edition of the International Building Code has NH adopted?
    The IBC 2009 edition has been adopted, with a number of amendments.
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  • How many copies of the plan should I submit?
    Only one copy is needed. The final approval letter will represent approval.

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