Is there one location to go to in order to find out what edition of NFPA 13 that states or jurisdictions have adopted?
Can speak to icc codes
Some states adopt an edition state wide.
In each edition it says which NFPA year to go by
Some states each city can adopt the icc codes and edition they want.
Some can also modify it to include which edition of NFPA standards they want.
For instances we adopted 2015 I codes, but changed NFPA 13 to the 2016 edition
Best advice is call each city or state and ask direct
Check chapter 80 and scroll to NFPA
CHAPTER 80 REFERENCED STANDARDS | 2018 International Fire Code | ICC publicACCESS
I guess I didn't make myself clear. I am just trying to find out which edition of NFPA 13 that every state or jurisdiction has adopted. Is there one central location for this information or do I have to search state by state and jurisdiction by jurisdiction?
Yes you have to
search state by state and jurisdiction by jurisdiction
Plus find find out if they have admeneded it or the buikding/Fire Code
Howdy Mr. Henke,
I am not aware of one location that this can be retrieved. State of FL uses FL Fire Prevention Code which is comprised of FL Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, NFPA 1 and NFPA 101. The Administrative Code directs us to which editions to use. On top of that some jurisdictions within FL pass local amendments which must also be met. I think you are going to have to search this state by state and jurisdiction by jurisdiction. If you ever locate a one stop shop, please share Good luck.
That's a great question. That's one of the major problems with enforcing the standard. We have to remember from a legal standpoint that NFPA is only a recommendation. The AHJ has authority over NFPA. In a perfect world, all jurisdictions would adapt to the current standards, but that's not the case.
Your best bet is to contact the fire department or city inspector in that jurisdiction for help. Once again a great question.
- Josh Lewellen
This webpage is the closest I found to answer your question. Each code edition of the IFC has the edition of NFPA 13 adopted by reference. It links to each state where you find contacts for getting information.
Check with whomever is the sprinkler installation permit issuing authority? In Maine where I am it is the State. I know in other places some cities have their own, thus they may have adopted a more current edition.
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