Fire Code

The Chesapeake Fire Prevention office enforces the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code and local ordinances.

Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC)

Link Resources: Listing of Local, State & Federal Regulations

International Code Council: BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI formally consolidated into a single, 50,000-member organization: the International Code Council (ICC). ICC will provide world-class service to members and customers, and remains dedicated to public safety through the development of building safety and fire prevention codes.

International Code Council: Virginia Amendments

City Code

Code of Ordinances

Code of Ordinances and Zoning Ordinances: If Code of Ordinances link does not work, please try the link below and choose from the menu bar Online Library to Virginia in the USA map to Chesapeake Code of Ordinances.

Public Facilities Manual (PFM)

Fire Protection Section

View the PFM - Volume 1, Chapter 13 Fire Protection (PDF).

The Fire Department's role in the development plan review process is to ensure that the effects of an emergency situation can be prevented and/or minimized through proper application of code requirements, both before and after construction, to ensure life safety and property protection. This document provides a brief outline of the areas that the Fire Prevention Division is concerned with in this process.

View the Complete Public Facilities Manual.