Permits / Code Compliance

Permits and Codes


The following permits are required from the Fire Prevention Divisions of the Fire Department:

Fire Prevention


  • Day Care - operating a day care facility
  • Hood suppression system - installation of a fire suppression system in an exhaust hood
  • Alarm permits - installation of fire alarm systems
  • Sprinkler permit - installation of a sprinkler system

Current Codes


The following codes are currently enforced by the City of Bismarck, Fire Department:
  • International Building Code – 2012
  • International Fire Code - 2012
  • International Residential Code - 2012
  • International Mechanical Code - 2012
  • International Fuel Gas Code - 2012
  • North Dakota State Plumbing Code - 2009
  • National Electrical Code - 2011
  • Laws, Rules, and Wiring Standards of North Dakota - 2011
  • NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems - 2010
  • NFPA 13R Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and including 4-stories in height - 2010
  • NFPA 14 Installation of Standpipe Systems - 2010
  • NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code - 2010

For code interpretation, please call the Building Division at 701.355.1465 and for fire code interpretation call the Fire Division at 701.355.1400.

Please refer to the City Attorney's website Code of Ordinance, Title 4 for adopted amendments to these codes.