Occupancy Limits

The Shrewsbury Fire Department and Building Inspector's Office conduct joint annual inspections of places where the public gathers. These inspections are performed as mandated by the applicable provisions of the State Fire Prevention Code and the State Building Code. Items covered in particular relate to the maximum occupancy load permitted within a building, room or space and the required posting of its maximum capacity. Owners are required to post permanent place cards stating the maximum number of occupants permitted within a room or space.

For your information, please visit the Massachusetts State Fire Prevention Code 527CMR webpage.

It is important to note that the responsibility rests firmly on the tenant/lessee to conform to the regulations. Responsibility rests on the fire department to enforce these codes.