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Delaware Building Codes

This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to

Building Codes References

Building codes are adopted by the counties in Delaware.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeNoneN/A
Structural CodeNoneN/A
Plumbing CodeIPC 2009N/A
Mechanical CodeNoneN/A
Electrical CodeNEC 1999 (State Fire Prevention Regulations)No amendments
Fire/Life Safety CodeState Fire Prevention Regulations; NFPA 101, 2000State Fire Marshal's Office, (302) 739-5665 and online
Accessibility CodeState Fire Prevention Regulations; ANSI A117.1-1992 (Deleware Architectural Accessibility Standards)State Fire Marshal's Office, (302) 739-5665 and online
Delaware Architectural Accessibility Standards apply only to state-owned or leased facilities.
Energy CodeIECC 2009Online
Elevator CodeANSIState Fire Prevention Regulations
Gas CodeNFPA 54, 1996 (State Fire Prevention Regulations)State Fire Marshal's Office, (302) 739-5665 and online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
EnergyJohn Posdon
Facilities Management
Phone: (302) 739-5644
Fax: (302) 739-6148
Fire MarshalChief Fire Protection Specialist
Phone: (302) 739-4394
Fax: (302) 739-3696
Boiler InspectorBoiler Safety
Phone: (302) 739-5889

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Delaware municipalities: