New Electrical Code Adopted in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations recently adopted a new electrical code.

Code Basis

The newly amended Massachusetts Electrical Code is based on the 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) with Massachusetts specific amendments.

Date of Adoption

The new code went into effect on January 1, 2017.


The amendments to the Massachusetts Electrical Code can be found on the Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations page under the Fire Code (527 CMR) link. The link below can also be followed to access the amendments.

The base code of NFPA 70 (2017) can also be viewed for free here:…

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