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ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

NFPA 1, 2015

Fire Code 2015 of Vermont

ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

NFPA 1, 2015

Matrix of Vermont Fire and Building Codes by Project Type

New Construction Major Rehabilitation,
Modification, Reconstruction
No Additions
Building Addition Existing Building With
Change of Use/Renovation
IBC & NFPA 1 & 101 apply. All IBC Chapters apply except Chapters;
8, 10, 11, 13, 27, 28, 29, & 33

NFPA 101 Chapter 1 thru
11 and New Occupancy
chapter apply, and all
chapters of NFPA 1 as
applicable

  • Purpose of IBC is to safeguard public health, safety and general welfare
  • Purpose of NFPA 1 & 101 is to provide an environment reasonably safe from fire
IEBC applies to structural
requirements only

Refer to NFPA 101
Chapter 43 for Building rehabilitation, and
appropriate occupancy
chapter

NFPA 1 applies

Refer to NFPA 220 for type of construction (NFPA 101 page 404)
IBC applies to new
construction.
IEBC applies to
existing structural
requirements only

Refer to NFPA 101
Chapter 43 for
Building rehabilitation,
and appropriate
occupancy chapter

NFPA 1 applies

Refer to NFPA 220 for
type of construction
(NFPA 101 page 404)
IEBC applies to
structural requirements
only

Refer to NFPA 101
Chapter 43 for Building
rehabilitation, and
appropriate occupancy
chapter

NFPA 1 applies

NFPA 101 chapter
applies to existing
building section not
being altered
  1. 1- Determine occupancy use
  2. 2- Refer to NFPA 220 for type of construction (page 404)




  1. 1- Always determine occupancy type first
  2. 2- Include a code analysis with plan submittal for all new or large renovation projects
  3. 3- Vermont Fire & Building Code Amendments apply to all categories above
  4. 4- Vermont Access Rules and 2012 ADA Standards for Accessible Design applies to all categories
  5. 5- Vermont Electrical, Plumbing and Elevator Rules applies to all categories
  6. 6- NFPA 1 applies to all categories, in addition to referenced standards in IBC, NFPA 1 & 101
  7. 7- When a conflict between codes is identified, NFPA governs for all categories, or where one code or standard has a requirement and another code or standard does not have a requirement the code or standard with a requirement shall apply.
  8. 8- Some communities have adopted rules and regulations that exceed State codes. Please contact them directly to learn what their requirements are and how they may affect your project. See Annex I