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New York City Building Codes

NOTICE:

The 2022 Construction Codes will take effect on November 7, 2022. The following sections in the General Administrative Provisions would take effect on January 1, 2022:

Section 28-401.11 Term of License;
Article 421 Elevator Agency Director License;
Article 422 Elevator Agency Inspector License;
Article 425 Elevator Agency Technician License;
Article 303 Periodic Boiler Inspections;
Article 304 Elevators and Conveying Systems; and
Article 323 Periodic Inspection of Parking Structures


INCORPORATED UPDATES
2022 Construction Codes

Local Law 126 of 2021
(Int. No. 2261-A-2021)
Construction Codes Revision Bill
effective November 7, 2022
Original document
2022 Building Code
Appendix Q
effective November 7, 2022
Original document
Local Law 66 of 2022
(Proposed Int. No. 155-A)
effective September 29, 2022
Original document
Local Law 63 of 2022
(Int. No. 105-A)
effective July 16, 2022
Original document
Local Law 50 of 2022
(Int. No. 2449-A)
effective May 15, 2022
Original document
Int. No. 2430-A
NYC Fire Code 2022
effective April 15, 2022
Original document

2014 Construction Codes

Laws of New York, 2018
Chapter 217
effective August 24, 2018
Original document
Local Law 113 of 2018
(Int. No. 604-A)
effective June 9, 2018
Original document
Local Law 111 of 2018
(Int. No. 602-A)
effective June 9, 2018
Original document
NYC 2014 Construction Codes
effective December 31, 2014
Original document
Integrated 2014 Construction Codes
Administrative Provisions
effective December 31, 2014
Original document

2008 Construction Codes

NYC 2008 Construction Codes
effective July 1, 2008
Original document

1968 Construction Codes

1968 Building Code of the City of New York
Volume 1
effective December 6, 1968
Original document
1968 Building Code of the City of New York
Volume 2
effective December 6, 1968
Original document

1938 Building Code

NYC 1938 Building Code
effective January 1, 1938
Original document
FURTHER INFORMATION
NYC Department of Buildings
DOB Code Notes

Which code does your project fall under?
Depending on the year of building construction, alteration, or permit, your project will fall under the 1938, 1968, 2008, or 2014 codes. Exceptions exist related to plumbing, mechanical, and fire code.

NYC effective Dates

New York City Agencies

The building codes of New York City adopt the the NYC Building Code 2022, NYC Plumbing Code 2022, NYC Mechanical Code 2022, NYC Fuel Gas Code 2022, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2013, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016, Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls, 2015, and the NYC General Admin. Provisions 2022.
New York City building codes, including the fire and residential codes

New York City Agencies

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)
Website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/index.page
Address: Manhattan Borough Office, 280 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NY 10007
Phone: 311 / 311-692

Fire Department - City of New York
Website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/fdny/index.page