State Building Official
John Addario, PE
Director, Building Standards and Codes
NYS Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 State Street, Suite 1160
Albany, NY 12231
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 information:
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: https://www.dos.ny.gov/dcea/noticadopt.html#Truss
The current New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the 2020 Uniform Code) went into effect on 5/12/20. The next date for review & adoption of newer codes is 12/30/2022.
Page last updated: January 2022