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The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council [Code Council] is empowered to adopt higher or more restrictive standards [MRLS] upon the recommendation of local governments in accordance with Section 379 of the Executive Law. Within thirty days of such enactment or adoption of a local law or ordinance pertaining to construction, the chief executive officer, or if there be none, the chairman of the legislative body of such local government, shall notify the Code Council, and shall petition the Code Council for a determination of whether such local laws or ordinances are more stringent than the standards for construction in the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code [Uniform Code].

This list is compiled from responses to a questionnaire which was sent to local governments regarding More Restrictive Local Standards. Listed below are local laws or ordinances that have been reported to the Code Council as imposing higher or more restrictive standards, and have been adopted by the Code Council in whole or in part.

Note: The asterisk * denotes that the local government approved the local law or ordinance prior to January 1, 1984, and subsequently the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council approved such adoption as a higher or more restrictive local standard.

More Restrictive Local Standards
Jurisdiction Local Law #’s or Ordinance(s) Subject of MRLS
Albany, City of Ordinance #2.22.95 of 1995
Ordinance #123.111.89 of 1989
CO Detectors
LP Gas
Ardsley, Village of LL No. 2 of 1981* Fire Code
Auburn, City of LL No. 2 of 1991 Housing Code
Babylon, Town of Ordinance of 1972* Fire Code
Binghamton, City of LL No. 3 of 1950* Plumbing Code
Brighton, Town of LL No. 7 of 1990, as amended by
LL No. 1 of 1993
Fire Code
Brookhaven, Town of

LL No. 8 of 1988, as amended by LL No. 22
of 1990, LL No. 23 of 1990, LL No. 24 of 1990,
LL No. 2 of 1991, and LL No. 5 of 1992

LL No. 15 of 1995

LL No. 14 of 2009

Fire Code




Flood damage prevention

Canandaigua, City of Ordinance of 1983, Minimum Housing Standards* Housing Standards
Croton-on-Hudson, Village of LL No. 1 and No. 2 of 1995 Fire Code
Dobbs Ferry, Village of LL No. 6 of 1983* Fire Code
Dunkirk, City of Ordinance of 1962, Housing Code* Property Maintenance
Fredonia, Village of LL No. 1 of 1970, Housing Code* Housing Code
Fulton, City of LL No. 8 of 1995 Property Conservation
Gates, Town of LL No. 1 of 2004 Sprinkler Systems
Greece, Town of LL No. 1 of 2004 Sprinkler Systems
Greenburgh, Town of LL No. 8 of 1994 and LL No. 6 of 1995 Fire Protection Code,
Building and Plumbing Codes
Guilderland, Town of LL No. 6 of 1991 Sprinkler Systems
Harrison, Town/Village of LL No. 1 of 2006 Sprinkler Systems
Hopewell, Town of LL No. 2 of 1990 Fire Suppression Systems
Irvington, Village of LL No. 9 of 1992 Sprinkler Systems
Ithaca, City of Housing Ordinance of 1977* Housing Code
Ithaca, Town of LL No. 7 and No. 10 of 1988 Sprinkler Systems
Jamestown, City of Ordinance of 1975, Property Rehabilitation and
Conservation Code, and Ordinance of 1961, Fire Protection*
Housing Code,
and Fire Protection
Kingston, City of LL No. 3 of 1993 CO Detectors
Long Beach, City of Building/Fire Prevention/Housing Code of 1984 Building/Fire Prevention/Housing
Mount Pleasant, Town of Fire Prevention Ordinance of 1984 Fire Code
Mount Vernon, City of Ordinance of 1987 (amending Chapter 131)
as amended by Ordinance No. 3
of 1989 and Ordinance No. 10 of 1992,
and Articles 3 & 21 of the Building Code
Demolition, Vacation, or Repair of Unsafe Buildings
Nassau, County of Ordinance No. 24 of 2003 Pyrotechnics Ordinance
Newburgh, Town of LL No. 2 of 1991 Sprinkler Systems
New Castle, Town of LL No. 25 and No. 42 of 1990 Sprinkler Systems
New Rochelle, City of LL No. 4 of 1995 Plumbing Code, Housing and Building,
and Fire Code
New Windsor, Town of LL No. 3 of 1980* and LL No. 5 of 1990 Fire Prevention, Chemical and Hydrocarbon Spills*
North Syracuse, Village of LL No. 4 of 1990 Sprinkler Systems
Oneonta, City of Ordinance No. 1 of 1984* Housing Code
Onondaga, Town of LL No. 1 of 1989 Sprinkler Systems
Ossining, Village of LL No. 12 of 1991 Sprinkler Systems
Penfield, Town of LL No. 2 of 1994 Sprinkler Systems
Poughkeepsie, City of LL No. 3 of 1989 Housing Code
Rochester, City of Ordinance No. 79-241 of 1979*
and provisions amending Chapter 90 of
the Municipal Code by Ordinance No. 203-233
Property Conservation
Rye Brook, Village Of LL No. 9 of 2005 Sprinkler Systems
Schenectady, City of LL 3 of 1986 Building/Plumbing/Fire Prevention/Housing
Sleepy Hollow, Village of
(formerly, Town of North Tarrytown)
LL No. 16 of 1989 Sprinkler Systems
Smithtown, Town of LL No. 4 of 1990 Fire Prevention
Somers, Town of LL No. 1 and No. 2 of 1977* Fire Prevention
Southampton, Town of LL No. 6 of 1994 Fire Prevention
Syracuse, City of Ordinance of 1963, amended 1986 Housing Code
Tarrytown, Village of LL No. 3 of 1992 Sprinkler Systems
Troy, City of Ordinance No. 24 of 1973* Housing Code
Tuxedo, Town of LL No. 2 of 1991 Fire Prevention
Valley Stream, Village of LL No. 4 of 1981 Fire Prevention
Victor, Town of LL No. 4 of 1995 Fire Prevention, Building Construction
Watertown, City of Fire Prevention Ordinance* Fire Prevention
White Plains, City of Supplemental Provisions to the U.F.P.&B.C.
of 1986
Building, Fire, Plumbing and Housing
Yorktown, Town of LL No. 6 of 2010 Sprinkler System