Page updated as of November 2018

State Code Agency:

Grover P. Ingle
Office of the State Fire Marshal
1537 Chestnut Grove Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 739-4394

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:

  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) & ASHRAE 90.1-2010 - Kent County
  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC) - Sussex County
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC) - Kent County
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) - Sussex County
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) - New Castle County

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LOCAL

Building Codes are adopted at the County and municipal level, and smaller towns generally defer to the counties for code enforcement. Building Codes are adopted at the county and municipal level; however the 2012 IPC, and the 2009 IMC and IECC have been adopted at the state level. Most communities have adopted the 2012 I Codes.

Please review the information found here for code adoption information:

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No apparent amendments.

Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):


Additional Notes: