The Building Code Council may approve local regulations governing the Fire Prevention Code. All regulations shall be approved by the Building Code Council in order to be legally effective. Regulations approved by the local governing body, which are found to be more stringent than the fire prevention code and, which are found to regulate activities and conditions in buildings, structures, and premises that pose dangers of fire, explosion or related hazards, and are not in conflict with the North Carolina Building Code, shall be approved once reviewed and filed by the Building Code Council. The rules listed in Section 202.5 shall apply for filing a proposed local deviation to the Fire Prevention Code along with the following:
- Twenty-one copies of the resolution adopted by the governing body requesting the proposed deviation to the fire prevention code.
- After approval by the Building Code Council, the Building Code Council Secretary shall advise the local governing body and shall retain a copy in the Building Code Council's file as a permanent record.