Welcome to the NH State Fire Marshal’s Modular Construction Safety information page. We administer the modular building inspection and certification program, which includes the following functions:
- Modular manufacturer certification
- Third party agent certification
- Modular inspections
- Modular complaint investigation
While our office is currently closed to the public, we are actively performing these services and do request your patience as response time may be delayed due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages.
Within the modular construction program, manufacturers are approved by the State Fire Marshal’s Office to ensure modular construction is built in accordance with the codes and standards adopted at the state level. Once approved, a NH certification label is issued and affixed to each modular unit, indicating the manufacturer complies with these standards.
The manufacturer must also have an approved third party inspection agency. The third party inspection agency has architects and engineers on staff to review and approve construction plans, as well as inspectors who perform in process inspections of each unit. The State Fire Marshal’s Office audits the third party inspection agencies and manufacturers on an on-going basis to ensure product quality and code compliance.
These procedures are in place to take the inspection burden from the local officials and end users. The presence of New Hampshire modular building labels on the units certify the units meet the codes and standards adopted at the state level
All modular forms and application guidelines can be found on our primary website.
COVID-19 Application Updates
At this time we are requesting that all certification applications and payments, including supporting documentation for review, be mailed to us at:
Division of Fire Safety
NH Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305