Codes & Standards

The City of Friendswood is currently using the 2018 edition of the: 

  • Building Code
  • Energy Conservation Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Residential Code for One-and-Two Family Dwellings
  • Mechanical Code
  • Plumbing Code

The City of Friendswood is currently using the 2017 edition of the:

  • National Electric Code

In addition, the City has adopted the 2018 edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101, the Life Safety Code. The Fire Marshal's Office references all current NFPA Standards during plan review.

All plans should be initially submitted to the Community Development Department with copies for the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Fire Alarms & Sprinkler Systems

The City requires notification prior to anyone performing any work on any fire alarm or sprinkler system which requires it to be shut down at any time.

Locking Devices

The Fire Marshal has not approved after-market locking devices or barricades. Contact the Fire Marshal's Office with any questions.

Fire & Life Safety Specifications Documents