Ministry of the
Solicitor General


Fire Code Overview

The Fire Code is a regulation made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 consisting of 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 regulation may be accessed on e-Laws at the following link: Fire Code.

The publication 2015 Fire Code Compendium, which includes the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, the 2007 Fire Code as amended to July 1, 2018, and the Fire Code Supplement FCS-1, is available for purchase through the ServiceOntario Publications website or by phone at 1-800-668-9938.