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New York Building Codes

Building Codes References

New York's codes are mandatory minimum requirements throughout the state, except in New York City. Local jurisdictions may amend the code with more stringent provisions only with the approval of the NY State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2010 New York State Building Code (2006 IBC)ICC at (800) 422-7233 or online
Structural Code2010 New York State Building Code (2006 IBC)ICC at (800) 422-7233 or online
Plumbing Code2010 New York State Plumbing Code (2006 IPC)ICC at (800) 422-7233 or online
Mechanical Code2010 New York State Mechanical Code (2006 IMC)ICC at (800) 422-7233 or online
Electrical CodeNFPA 70
Fire/Life Safety Code2006IFC (2010 New York State Fire Code)ICC at (800) 422-7233 or online
Accessibility Code2010 New York State ADAHelpline (518) 474-4073
Energy Code2010 New York State Energy Conservation Code (2006 IECC)Online
Elevator CodeASME A17.1Helpline (518) 474-4073
Gas Code2010 New York State Fuel Gas Code (2006 IFGC)Helpline (518) 474-4073
Boiler CodeASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code; NBICOnline

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
Historic PreservationOffice of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservat
Phone: (518) 474-0456
EnvironmentalDept. of Environmental Conservation
Phone: (518) 457-6533
Health DepartmentDepartment of Health
Phone: (518) 474-2011
Forestry/ParksOffice of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservat
Phone: (518) 474-0456
TransportationTechnical Services Div., Dept. of Transportation
Phone: (518) 457-4445
Boiler InspectorRonald White
Boiler Safety Bureau, Div. Of Safety, Dept. of Lab
Phone: (518) 457-2722

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other New York municipalities: