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Fire Code

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, in cooperation with the State Fire Marshal Division, requests comments on its possible amendment to Minnesota Rules, chapter 7511, “Fire Code.” The Department is considering rule amendments that incorporate by reference the 2018 edition of the International Fire Code, with amendments, and any other amendments necessary to administer and enforce the fire code in Minnesota.

Published notices and comment periods

  • View a copy of the Notice of Adoption that was published in the State Register on Nov. 25, 2019.

  • View the Request for Comments, which was published in the State Register on Aug. 27, 2018.

  • A Dual Notice was published in the State Register on Aug. 19, 2019.

Availability of rule draft(s) and statement of need and reasonableness

Requests for hearing; date and place of hearing

The department did not receive 25 requests for hearing by the end of the comment period on Sept. 25, 2019. The hearing scheduled for Oct. 11, 2019, has been cancelled. 

ALJ reports

To be determined.


Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

  • This is a completed rulemaking.

  • The Order Adopting the Rules was signed Oct. 31, 2019.

Date the rule was filed with Secretary of State and the effective date of the rule as adopted

  • The rule was filed with the Secretary of State on Nov. 7, 2019.

  • The effective date of the rule as adopted is March 31, 2020. 

Written comments, questions and requests

Contact person for procedural questions and to submit comments:  

Amanda Spuckler


Phone:  651-284-5006

Fax:  651-284-5749

Contact the person above for additional information about the planned rule, to receive rule notices, to receive rule drafts if available, to provide comments, or to view comments or requests for hearing that have been submitted.

Comments and questions may also be submitted by U.S. mail, to the contact person listed above, at: Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155.

Comments received after 4:30 p.m. will be considered received on the next state business day the Department of Labor and Industry is open.