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Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission

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Upcoming Commission Meeting

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Meeting Information

Variance applicants, submitters and other stakeholders with essential business before the Commission may be afforded the opportunity to participate in meetings and address the Commission. However, direct participation in the Commission's meetings is not mandatory, and testimony is afforded at the discretion of the Commission's chair.

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 with any questions or concerns. Questions or concerns regarding any other business before the Commission should be directed to

Proposed 2023 Rulemaking Schedule

All reviewed model codes are 2021 Version (for Plumbing Code: 3rd Printing, for all others: Printing as of January 1, 2023). Submissions must be made using the Code Comments and Proposals form and are due by 4:30 p.m. Eastern on the listed due date. Late submissions will not be accepted.

View previously submitted code comments and proposals.

  • Submissions Deadline: January 3
  • Meeting Date: February 7
  • Submissions Deadline: February 7
  • Meeting Date: March 7
  • Submissions Deadline: March 7
  • Meeting Date: April 4
  • Submissions Deadline: April 4
  • Meeting Date: May 3
  • Submissions Deadline: May 3
  • Meeting Date: June 6
  • Submissions Deadline: June 6
  • Meeting Date: July 6
  • Submissions Deadline: July 6
  • Meeting Date: August 1
  • Submissions Deadline: August 1
  • Meeting Date: September 5

About the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission

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.

  • Members
    Mike Beard  
    Logan Cook  
    Harold Davidson  
    Joe Heinsman  
    David Henson  
    Todd Hite  
    Jim Murua  
    Scott Pannicke Vice Chairman
    Michael Popich Chairman
    John Watson  
    Michael Zehner