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 Codes and Edition Adopted:
2015 International Building Code (IBC)
2018 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:



Page last updated: January 2022