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Mississippi Building Codes

The Mississippi building codes are governed at a local jurisdiction level. Please check with your local government office to understand which codes apply to your project.

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NOTICE:

Mississippi building codes are adopted at the local level. Local jurisdictions may adopt and amend as minimum codes any of the three latest adopted edition of the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, and any other rules adopted by the Mississippi Building Codes Council.

The Mississippi Fire Prevention Code includes the adoption of the 2018 International Building Code, the 2018 International Residential Code, and the 2018 International Fire Code as shown above and is applicable to:

   A. All buildings owned by the State or State Agencies. [Miss. Code § 45-11-101(1)(a)];

   B. All buildings utilized for Public Assembly, except in any county or municipality which has adopted a fire prevention code with standards not less stringent than the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code. [Miss. Code § 45-11-101(1)(b)];

   C. All high-rise buildings over seventy-five (75) feet in height, the permits for the construction of which are issued subsequent to the effective date of Miss. Code §§ 45- 11-101 through 45-11-111; however, that in any county or municipality which has adopted a fire prevention code with standards not less stringent than the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code, the provisions and enforcement mechanism thereof shall apply and not the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code [Miss. Code § 45-11-101(1)(c)];

   D. All buildings, the permits for construction of which are issued subsequent to July 1, 2004, constructed as private correctional facilities that house state inmates. Before such construction, construction plans must be submitted for review and approval to the State Fire Marshal's Office to ensure compliance with the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code; however, in any county or municipality that has adopted a fire prevention code with standards not less stringent than the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code, the provision and enforcement mechanism thereof shall apply instead of the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code. All private correctional facilities may be inspected as required by the State Fire Marshal or his duly authorized representative. Inspection fees and expenses authorized by Miss. Code § 45-11-105 (2) shall be assessed for each inspection conducted by the State Fire Marshal's Office and shall be paid to the State Fire Marshal's Office. [Miss. Code § 45-11-101(1)(d)];

   E. Any building, the permits for construction of which are issued subsequent to July 1, 2004, upon the request of any interested person. The interested person may submit the construction plans to the State Fire Marshal's Office for review and approval before construction to ensure compliance with the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code; however, in any county of municipality that has adopted a fire prevention code with standards not less stringent than the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code, the provisions and enforcement mechanism thereof shall apply instead of the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code. Inspection fees and expenses authorized by Miss. Code § 45-11-105(2) shall be assessed for each inspection conducted by the State Fire Marshal's Office and shall be paid to the State Fire Marshal's Office. [Miss. Code § 45-11-101(1)(e)];

   F. All buildings, the permits for construction of which are issued subsequent to July 1, 2005, constructed as private fraternity and sorority houses located on state property. Before such construction, construction plans shall be submitted for review and approval to the State Fire Marshal’s Office to ensure compliance with the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code. All private fraternity and sorority houses located on state property may be inspected as required by the State Fire Marshal or his duly authorized representative. All fraternity and sorority houses located on state property shall be equipped with an approved fire alarm and smoke detector system to be in compliance with the National Fire Code (NFPA 72) as published by the National Fire Protection Association and as same may be revised or amended. All fraternity and sorority houses constructed on state property after April 20, 2005, shall be equipped with an approved automatic fire sprinkler system to be in compliance with the National Fire Code (NFPA) Standard 13 as published by the National Fire Protection Association and as same may be revised or amended. [Miss. Code § 45-11-101(1)(p)].



INCORPORATED UPDATES
Title 19: Department of Insurance
Part 7: State Fire Marshal
Chapter 7: Rules and Regulations for the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code
effective January 1, 2020
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Mississippi Building Codes

The building codes of Mississippi adopt the the International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018), International Residential Code 2018 (IRC 2018), International Fire Code 2018 (IFC 2018), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2019, and the Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014.

Mississippi building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Mississippi Agencies

Mississippi Insurance Department
State Fire Marshal's Office
Website: https://www.mid.ms.gov/sfm/state-fire-marshal.aspx
Address: 660 North Street, Suite 100-B, Jackson, MS 39202
P.O. Box: Jackson, MS 39205
Email: ricky.davis@mid.ms.gov
Phone: 601-359-3569
Fax: 601-359-1076