Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services :: Fire Code

Fire Code Overview

The Fire Code is a regulation made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. The Fire Code is a set of minimum requirements respecting fire safety within and around existing buildings and facilities. The owner is responsible for complying with the Fire Code, except where otherwise specified. The municipal fire department enforces the Fire Code.

The current 2007 Fire Code (O.Reg. 213/07) came into force on November 21, 2007.

The publication 2007 Fire Code Compendium, which includes the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, the 2007 Fire Code, Appendices and the Fire Code Supplement FCS-1, is available for purchase from ServiceOntario online at or by phone at 1-800-668-9938.

Updates to the Fire Code Compendium can be downloaded at no cost following these instructions.