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Philadelphia Building Codes

Codes

Adoption Info

INCORPORATED AMENDMENTS
Code Bulletin B-2202:
Implementation of 2018 International Residential Code Provisions
effective February 14, 2022
Original document
Code Bulletin B-2101:
Implementation of 2021 International Code Accessibility Provisions
effective January 1, 2022
Original document
SUBCODE "A"
(THE PHILADELPHIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "B"
(THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "EB"
(THE PHILADELPHIA EXISTING BUILDING CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "EC"
(THE PHILADELPHIA ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "F"
(THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "G"
(THE PHILADELPHIA FUEL GAS CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "M"
(THE PHILADELPHIA MECHANICAL CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "P"
(THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "PC"
(THE PHILADELPHIA PERFORMANCE CODE FOR BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES)
Original document
SUBCODE "PM"
(THE PHILADELPHIA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE)
Original document
SUBCODE "R"
(THE PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTIAL CODE)
Original document
Bill No. 18100601 (Philadelphia Fire Code)
Amended June 11, 2019
Original document
Philadelphia Plumbing Code 2004
Second edition sixth printing
February 2019
Original document
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FURTHER INFORMATION

Philadelphia Building Codes

The building codes of Philadelphia adopt the the International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018), International Residential Code 2018 (IRC 2018), International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015), International Existing Building Code 2018 (IEBC 2018), International Fire Code 2018 (IFC 2018), International Plumbing Code 2018 (IPC 2018), International Mechanical Code 2018 (IMC 2018), International Fuel Gas Code 2018 (IFGC 2018), International Energy Conservation Code 2018 (IECC 2018), International Property Maintenance Code 2009 (IPMC 2009), ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2018 (ICCPC 2018), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016, National Electrical Code, 2017, National Electrical Code, 2014, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014, Philadelphia Administrative Code, and the Philadelphia Zoning Code.

Philadelphia building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Philadelphia Agencies

City of Philadelphia
Department of Licenses and Inspection
Website: https://www.phila.gov/li/pages/default.aspx
Address: Municipal Services Building - 11th Floor, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 311 / (215) 686-8686

City of Philadelphia
Fire Department
Website: https://www.phila.gov/departments/philadelphia-fire-department/
Address: 240 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 311 / (215) 686-1300