State Fire Marshal
Grover P. Ingle

1537 Chestnut Grove Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 739-4394 

Adopted I-Codes:
2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2015 International Building Code (IBC)
2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

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 2018 IPC, IMC, IFGC, and IECC have been adopted at the state level. Most communities have adopted the 2015 I Codes. 

Please review the information found here for code adoption information: 

Tall Mass Timber Adoption

The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2023 for Sussex, DE.


Page last updated: December 2023