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Vermont Building Codes

Building Codes References

Vermont's codes apply as a mandatory minimum to all public buildings in Vermont, except as otherwise indicated below.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006 (2007 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Structural CodeIBC 2006 (2007 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Plumbing CodeIPC 2003 (2005 State of Vermont Plumbing Rules)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Mechanical CodeUFC 2006, NFPA 1 & NFPA 90AVermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Electrical CodeNFPA 70, NEC 2005 (2005 Vermont Electrical Safety Rules)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Fire/Life Safety CodeNFPA 1, UFC 2006, (2007 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Accessibility CodeADAAGVermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Energy Code2011 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES), which is based upon the IECC 2009 and includes many elements of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. 1-2007Dept. of Public Service, (802) 828-4020 online
Elevator CodeASME A17.1 2004, A17.3 2002 (2005 Vermont Elevator Safety Rules)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Gas CodeNFPA 54, NFGC 2006 (2007 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561
Boiler CodeVermont Boiler & Pressure Vessel Rules (2005 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code)Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division, (802) 479-7561

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
StructuralDivision of Fire Safety
Phone: (802) 479-7561
Fax: (802) 479-7562
PlumbingG.J. Garrow
Plumbing Division Inspector
Phone: (802) 786-5841
Fax: (802) 786-5872
MechanicalDivision of Fire Safety
Phone: (802) 479-7561
Fax: (802) 479-7562
ElectricalDivision of Fire Safety
Phone: (802) 479-7561
Fax: (802) 479-7562
AccessibilityDivision of Fire Safety
Phone: (802) 479-7561
Fax: (802) 479-7562
Plan ReviewJohn Vergin
Plans Review Chief
Phone: (802) 879-2303
Fax: (802) 863-7410
EnergyRobert Ide
Director of Energy Efficiency Division
Phone: (802) 828-4009
Fire MarshalJohn Wood
Director of Fire Safety
Phone: (802) 479-7561
Boiler InspectorDivision of Fire Safety
Phone: (802) 479-7561
Fax: (802) 479-7562
Elevator InspectorDivision of Fire Safety
Phone: (802) 479-7561
Fax: (802) 479-7562

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Vermont municipalities: