Adopted Codes

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

Building Codes by Effective Date
Title
Effective January 05, 2021
Content

2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical 

CB 54-2020

National Fire Protection Association

Title
Effective July 14, 2019
Content
  • 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

Title
Effective December 5, 2017
Title
​​​​​​​Effective June 9, 2015
Content
  • International Building Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings, 2015 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 Edition
  • The Life Safety Code, 2015 Edition

Download International Code Local Amendments

International Code Council

Additional Changes to Local Amendments Effective September 29, 2013 

Title
Effective May 4, 2010
Content
  • 2009 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
  • 2009 National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54)

Download Plumbing Code Local Amendments

Title
Effective January 2, 2007
Content
  • International Property Maintenance Code 2006
  • History of Code Adoption in Howard County

Download International Code Local Amendments for Rental Housing

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