Fire Code

The Community Risk Reduction Division (CRR) of the Chesapeake Fire Department enforces the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code including Chesapeake local amendments and city ordinances.

Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC)

Listing of Local, State & Federal Regulations:

International Code Council: Virginia Amendments

  • 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.
  • Virginia Amended ICC Codes - Complete Set

City Code

Code of Ordinances

Code of Ordinances and Zoning Ordinances

Public Facilities Manual (PFM)

Fire Protection Section

View the Chesapeake PFM - Volume 1, Chapter 13 Fire Protection

The Fire Department's role in the development plan review process is to ensure that the effects of an emergency 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.