New York has mandatory minimum building code requirements throughout the state. Each city, including New York City has its own specific building codes as well. Always check with your local city or town hall for local regulations. This website is to be used as a convenient resource, if you have a specific question regarding how building codes may affect your commercial construction project – please contact us.
New York City Building Codes:
- 2014 Construction Codes
Historical Building Local Law: This regulation requires construction owners and developers to provide a complete monitoring control campaign for any Historical Building within a 90’ lateral distance to any construction.
This regulation is intended to help control the noise levels emitted from construction sites and mandates that sound monitoring should be conducted if your site is located near a school, library, nursing home, and or hospital.
This regulation states that no person shall cause or permit a building to be constructed without taking such cautions as may be ordered by the commissioner to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne.
All persons constructing or operating a large article, machine, device, equipment, such as a rock crusher, or other contrivance or facility capable of causing or permitting emission of dust into the atmosphere at a construction site shall keep on site a document detailing such equipment. In addition, the measures utilized to reduce dust emissions resulting from the use of these items as set forth in 15 RCNY 13-01 et seq. shall be clearly outlined.
- 2008 Building Code
- 1968 Building Code
- Electrical Code
- Energy Code Guidelines
New York State Building Codes:
- 2010 Building Code of New York State
- 2010 Residential Code of New York State
- 2010 Existing Building Code of New York State
- 2010 Fire Code of New York State
- 2010 Plumbing Code of New York State
- 2010 Mechanical Code of New York State
- 2010 Fuel Gas Code of New York State
- 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State
- 2010 Property Maintenance Code of New York State
- 2007 Building Code of New York State
- 2007 Residential Code of New York State
- 2007 Existing Building Code of New York State
- 2007 Fire Code of New York State
- 2007 Plumbing Code of New York State
- 2007 Mechanical Code of New York State
- 2007 Fuel Gas Code of New York State
- 2007 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State
- 2007 Property Maintenance Code of New York State
- Building Code/BBRS
The State of Massachusetts recommends that you purchase the 8th Edition of the building codes. Electronic documents are available but not recommended by the State.
- 2013 Amendment to the 2005 State Building Code
These regulations are effective as of February 14, 2014. This Amendment adopts the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2011 National Electrical Code into the 2005 State Building Code, with Connecticut specific changes.
- Demolition Permit Advisory
The save harmless language required under Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 29-406 may be problematic for insurance agents to fulfill, given that typical commercial general liability policies do not include this specific coverage. The advisory provides background on the issue and recommendations to follow until the necessary statutory changes can be made.
- Proposed Adoption of the 2015 State Building Code-To keep abreast of the new 2015 Connecticut Building code adoption, click here.