DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Page updated as of May 2020

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:

  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

DC City Council is the adopting authority in the District of Columbia. Building regulations in DC are initially developed by Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) that is staffed by the DC Zoning Department and is made up of representatives of the building industry (builders, architects, contractors, unions, etc.). Oversight of building codes is through the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

Please review the information found here for code adoption: http://dcra.dc.gov/page/district-columbia-construction-codes

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