Codes & Standards

International Fire Code

The Fire Marshal Division enforces the 2021 International Fire Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards referenced in the IFC or as adopted by the State of South Carolina, and various City ordinances.  The City of Charleston adopted the International Code Council "family" of codes, as approved by the South Carolina Building Code Council, for enforcement within the City.

The links below are intended as a reference to some of the adopted codes and standards and provide free access to most of the documents. The Charleston Fire Department does not administer these sites and makes no representation to the accuracy of the information. Code research should include ensuring the most recently adopted version is reviewed as well as validating the source of the information.

International Code Council (ICC) - South Carolina - Free Access

Code of Ordinances - City of Charleston

South Carolina State Fire - Codes & Standards Reference List