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Commission Overview

The Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission (Commission) is an 11-member commission established in Ind. Code Chapter 22-12-2 that meets monthly to conduct its business. In general, the commission is tasked with: (1) creating a statewide code of fire safety laws and building laws; (2) reviewing variance requests to codes it has adopted; (3) reviewing local ordinances containing building and fire safety laws; and (4) reviewing orders enforcing fire and building safety laws. For more information about the commission and its functions, please review the information below.

Meeting Information

Next Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Updated location: Conference Rooms 4 & 5
Indiana Government Center South, Conference Center
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

In response to the State's guidance and orders/directives issued in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Commission's Tuesday, April 7, 2020, meeting has been moved from the History Reference Room of the Indiana State Library to Conference Rooms 4 & 5 of the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Center. For the safety of the members of the Commission, its staff provided by IDHS, the Commission's stakeholders and the general public, the Commission's staff is evaluating the prospect of establishing electronic communication capabilities for the Commission's meeting(s), in order to mitigate the need for physical participation at the Commission's upcoming meeting(s). The Commission's staff is also evaluating the prospect of streaming the Commission's meeting(s) online on this webpage, so that stakeholders and members of the public may view and listen to the Commission's meeting(s) in real-time, without having to attend the meeting(s) in person. If your variance application has been "tabled" by the Commission or if you have received notice that IDHS has "referred" your variance application to the Commission for determination, please contact staff at variances@dhs.in.gov with any questions or concerns. Questions or concerns regarding any other business before the Commission should be directed to buildingcommission@dhs.in.gov. Additional information will be provided here in advance of the meeting(s) as it becomes available, and as additional guidance, orders/directives and/or restrictions affect the Commission's ability to conduct its meeting(s).