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Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code, Chapters 50 through 55, was adopted and amended to the 2012 International Building, Fire, Fuel Gas and Mechanical Codes. This new code took affect on May 19, 2017. Projects submitted after that date will be reviewed under the new code.

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Proposed Regulation Changes in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code


The Department of Public Safety proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with building code standards, fire code standards, mechanical code standards, fuel gas code standards, non-structural plan review and fees, stop work orders, fire protection system permits, firework permits, standards of organization and services of a fire department, and oil & gas hydrocarbon processing facilities.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Division of Fire and Life Safety at 5700 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507. The Code Change Request Form is below. Additionally, the Division of Fire and Life Safety will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 338-4375 and by electronic mail to The comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2021.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Assistant State Fire Marshal, Lloyd Nakano at (907) 269-5491 no later than December1, 2021 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire and Life Safety will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.  

  • Statutory Authority: AS 18.70.010; AS 18.70.080; AS 28.05.011; AS 44.17.030
  • Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 18.70.010; AS 18.70.080; AS 18.70.085; AS 18.70.090; AS 18.70.095: AS 44.17.030
  • Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

For more information, please contact:

Lloyd Nakano
Assistant State Fire Marshal
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5491
Fax: (907) 338-4375