Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission / Code Services

Meeting Information

Next Meeting 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Indiana Government Center South
Conference Room B
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis IN, 46204
 Meeting Materials

Commission Variance Database

Indiana Residential Code Committee

Next Meeting
Date, time and location to be announced


Indiana Elevator Code Committee

Next Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Indiana Government Center South
Conference Room D
302 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Committee will be reviewing the 2013 edition of QEI-1.
All proposals for changes to QEI-1 must be submitted on the proposal for code change form, provided below, by 4:30 PM April 17, 2018 to in order to be considered by the Committee.


Ordinance Review and Approval

The Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission is tasked with reviewing and approving the fire safety and building laws adopted in the ordinances and other regulations of political subdivisions before they can become effective. If your local jurisdiction is interested in adopting a fire safety or building law, the ordinance templates and the information contained in the link below will help guide you through this process. Additionally, if you have any questions concerning this process, or if you would like to submit your ordinance for pre-adoption review or for Commission approval, please direct your correspondence to the Director of the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission, Douglas Boyle, at this email address:

Ordinance Templates

The following ordinance templates have been prepared by the Commission and are recommended to be utilized when drafting an ordinance. The use of these templates will expedite review of your ordinance and assist in avoiding potential conflicts and defects.

Approved Local Ordinances (January 1, 2018 to present)


Code Services Information

Code Services provides technical information for code development and administrative services to the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission. The Commission adopts the code of building and fire safety laws that affect all buildings classified as Class 1 or Class 2 structures in the state of Indiana.

Code Services also performs research and provides interpretations regarding technical code applications to the Commission, the Division of Fire and Building Safety, and code users. In addition, the branch provides administrative services to the Commission such as processing applications for variances, appeals of state and local orders, and provides preliminary reviews of local building ordinances.

Downloadable Forms and Documents