Page updated as as of May 2020

State Code Agency:

State Building Official
John Addario, P.E.
Director of the Division of Code Enforcement & Administration
NYS Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 State Street, Suite 1160
Albany, NY 12231

Current State Codes and Edition Adopted, Effective on 5/12/20:

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 Energy Standards for Buildings Except Low Rise
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (Code Council) is the statutory body charged with making any changes to the Uniform Code or Energy Code. The Code Council is chaired by the Secretary of State (or delegate) and is comprised of seventeen members representing all affected construction constituencies as well as local and state governmental6 representatives. The Department of State is responsible for the oversight of the code enforcement community. The 2014 New York City Codes are based on the 2009 International Codes and include the following: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Fire codes. "Update Pages" are available annually to update the codes and keep them current.

Please review the information found here for code adoption:

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No apparent amendments. However, NYS does have a placarding provision for new construction, remodeling, or additions to any structure which utilizes engineered wood, trusses, or timber construction. The scope of Executive Law 382-b is found here:

Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):

Unknown. The current New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the 2020 Uniform Code) went into effect on 5/12/20. Starting after 5/12/2020, the NY Uniform Code will reflect the 2018 I-Codes.

Additional Notes: