FD: Fire Code

Effective Jan 1, 2023 - New Fire Code: On Dec 6, 2022, the McKinney City Council adopted the 2021 International Fire Code which goes into effect on Jan 1, 2023.  Read the New Fire Ordinance

Fire Codes, Amendments, and Administrative Rulings

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2018 International Fire Code 

The McKinney Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office currently utilizes the 2018 International Fire Code (2018 IFC) with locally adopted amendments

Where NFPA standards are referenced, the FMO will review submittals to the most current published standard. 

Please see our Developer / Contractor Guides for additional references to assist you with your project. 

Commonly Referenced Codes

Please note that the McKinney Fire Marshal’s Office does not review plans for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Texas Accessibility Standards.


Administrative Rulings, Interpretations & Information Notices

From time to time the Fire Marshal may provide formalized rulings and interpretations on various fire code provisions. These administrative rulings, interpretations, and information notices can be found below and help to clarify the intent of a specific standard or fire code section or to provide clarification or notification of new or existing provisions.

Existing Businesses

Access Control

Fire Alarm

Fire Sprinkler and Fire Underground