Washington DC

DC Building Official 
Rabbiah (Robbie) Sabbakhan 
Chief Building Official 
Inspections and Compliance Administration 

1100 4th Street, SW 
Washington, DC 20024 
(202) 442-4400

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
2015 International Building Code (IBC) 
2015 International Residential Code (IRC) 
2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
2015 International Fire Code (IFC)
2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

The 2017 District of Columbia Construction Codes were adopted and became effective on May 29, 2020. The CCCB expects to commence a new code development cycle in Fall 2020 based on the 2021 ICC model codes, ASHRAE 90.1-2019 and the 2020 National Electrical Code. 

Please review the information found here for code adoption: 

https://dcra.dc.gov/node/1409496 and https://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Common/DCR/Issues/IssueCategoryList.aspx?CategoryID=7&IssueID=854  and https://dcra.dc.gov/node/1409496 

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No apparent amendments. 

Expected date most recent code will be adopted:


Next Update Cycle:



Page last updated: January 2022