Adopted Codes

Listed below are the current Howard County Building and related codes.

Effective January 05, 2021

2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical 

CB 54-2020

National Fire Protection Association

Effective July 14, 2019

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
2018 International Property Maintenance Code (Rental Housing)

   CB13-2019 Howard County Building Code Amendments

    CB14-2019 Requirements for Diaper Changing Stations

    CB15-2019 Rental Housing Code Amendments

    CB16-2019 Howard County Plumbing and Gasfitting Code Amendments


Effective December 5, 2017
2017 Electrical Code with Local Amendments

 National Fire Protection Association


 Effective June 9, 2015

International Building Code, 2015 Edition