Proposed 2021 New York City Fire Code ›

For Public Review and Comment

The Fire Department has completed a three-year review of the New York City Fire Code and the 2012, 2015 and 2018 editions of the International Fire Code, the model code upon which the New York City code is based. The review was conducted with the participation of real estate, building management, architectural and engineering societies; trade associations, public utility organizations and others, in consultation with the City Council and the Department of Buildings.

The Fire Department now proposes Fire Code amendments, which, when enacted into law, would be published as the 2021 New York City Fire Code.

The full text of the proposed 2021 New York City Fire Code (with amendments shown) can be viewed here:

Proposed text deletions are shown by [brackets] or for lengthy deletions, strikethroughs. New text is underlined.

A summary of the Fire Code amendments that the Fire Department deems to be the most significant and/or likely to be of interest can be viewed here:

Submission of Written Comments

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed Fire Code amendments by Friday, June 18, 2021. Comments can be submitted online using this public comment form or by emailing them to

Public Forum

An online Public Forum, at which public comment may be made to Fire Department representatives, will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.

Use the email address to sign up and receive the Go To Meeting application link for the Public Forum. Questions about the public forum may be directed to this email address. Persons requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the public forum are asked to submit their requests at least 10 days prior to the forum.