New York

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

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
2018 International Building Code (IBC) 
2018 International Residential Code (IRC) 
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 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 information: 

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:

The current New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the 2020 Uniform Code) went into effect on 5/12/20The next date for review & adoption of newer codes is 12/30/2022.  


Page last updated: January 2022