Page updated as of November 2018

State Code Agency:

State Fire Marshal/Deputy Director of Public Safety:
John Wood
Department of Public Safety
Division of Fire Safety
1311 US Route 302 - Berlin Suite 500
Barre, VT 05641
Office phone: (802) 479-7561

Current State Codes and Edition Adopted:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC) - Adopted by Plumbers Examining Board
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) - Vermont Specific Additions & Revisions
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) - Structural Requirements Only
  • 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1 Code
  • 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code for Residential Applications

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

Since 1972, Vermont has adopted and enforced national codes for commercial building safety. These codes are adopted by regulation and enforced through the Vermont State Fire Marshal’s Office. The 2012 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code is based on the 2015 IBC. The 2015 IECC will become effective March 1, 2015.

Please review the information found here for code adoption:

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No apparent amendments.

Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):


Additional Notes: