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-2015 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code

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Vermont Rental Housing Health Code


Are you looking for a copy of the Vermont Dept. of Public Safety's Code Information Sheets?  Because of the adoption of the 2015 Fire and Building Safety Code, many of the Code Information Sheets were updated in the 2022 timeframe.  Most have been updated, and we will soon post their remaining code sheets once they are available.  If you have any questions, please contact your local Vermont Division of Fire Safety Office at (802) 479-4434.

Barbeque Grill Requirements
Residential Carbon Monoxide
Alarm Requirements
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements
Guard Requirements
Requirements for Handrails
Key/Master Box Program
House Address
Number Requirements
State of VT Permit &License Requirements
Residential Smoke Detector
Installation Guidelines
Tampering with Smoke/CO Alarms
Residential Single Station Smoke Alarm Installation Guidelines
Stair Requirements
When you need a State Building Permit
Requirements for Wall Vents for Fuel Fired Heating Appliances [pellet stoves, etc.]
Secondary Means of Escape - Window Wells & Bulkhead Enclosures
Fire Department Access Roads
(fire lanes) Requirements
Preparing your Home for Sale:
Vermont Alarm Requirements
Secondary Means of Escape:
Egress Window Requirements
Safety Considerations for
Short Term Rental Operators



Visit the web site of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to view the NFPA codes and standards referenced in our state's statutes and/or regulations.