District of Columbia Building Codes

Codes

Adoption Info

INCORPORATED AMENDMENTS
2017
2017 DCMR 12A, DC Building Code Amendments
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12B, DC Residential Code Amendments
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12C, DC Electrical Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12D, DC Fuel Gas Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12E, DC Mechanical Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12F, DC Plumbing Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12G, DC Property Maintenance Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12H, DC Fire Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12I, DC Energy Conservation Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12J, DC Existing Building Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12I, Energy Conservation Code Supplement of 2017- Residential Provisions
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2017 DCMR 12L, DC Swimming Pool and Spa Code
Effective Date: May 29, 2020
Original document

2013
District of Columbia Construction Codes Supplement of 2013
Effective Date: March 28, 2014
Original document
COMING SOON
2017 DC Construction Codes
FURTHER INFORMATION

District of Columbia Building Codes

The building codes of District of Columbia adopt the the International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015), International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015), International Existing Building Code 2015 (IEBC 2015), International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015), International Plumbing Code 2015 (IPC 2015), International Mechanical Code 2015 (IMC 2015), International Fuel Gas Code 2015 (IFGC 2015), International Energy Conservation Code 2015 (IECC 2015), Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, 2013, International Property Maintenance Code 2015 (IPMC 2015), International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2015 (ISPSC 2015), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013, National Electrical Code, 2014, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2013, and Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014.

District of Columbia building codes, including the fire and residential codes

District of Columbia Agencies

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Website: https://dcra.dc.gov/page/dc-construction-codes
Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
Email: dcra@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 442-4400
Fax: (202) 442-9445

Office of the Fire Marshal
Website: https://fems.dc.gov/page/office-fire-marshal
Address: 1100 4th Street SW, Washington DC 20024
Phone: (202) 727-1614