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

Adopted I-Codes:
2015 International Building Code (IBC) 
2015 International Residential Code (IRC) 
2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
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:



Page last updated: December 2023