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International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015)

Part I — Administrative

Part II — Definitions

Part III — Building Planning and Construction

Part IV — Energy Conservation

Part V — Mechanical

Part VI — Fuel Gas

Part VII — Plumbing

Part VIII — Electrical

Part IX — Referenced Standards

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Part 1 — Scope and Application

R101.1 Title

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R101.1 Scope and Intent

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The scope and intent of the Residential Code shall be governed by Chapter 1 of the Building Code, Title 12-A DCMR.

R101.2 Scope

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R101.2 Administration and Enforcement

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Administration and enforcement of the Residential Code shall be governed by Chapter 1 of the Building Code, Title 12-A DCMR.

R101.3 Intent

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Section R102 Applicability

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R102.1 General

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R102.2 Other Laws

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R102.3 Application of References

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R102.4 Referenced Codes and Standards

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R102.4.1 Conflicts

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R102.4.2 Provisions in Referenced Codes and Standards

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R102.5 Appendices

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R102.6 Partial Invalidity

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R102.7 Existing Structures

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R102.7.1 Additions, Alterations or Repairs

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Part 2 — Administration and Enforcement

Section R103 Department of Building Safety

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R103.1 Creation of Enforcement Agency

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R103.2 Appointment

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R103.3 Deputies

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Section R104 Duties and Powers of the Building Official

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R104.1 General

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R104.2 Applications and Permits

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R104.3 Notices and Orders

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R104.4 Inspections

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R104.5 Identification

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R104.6 Right of Entry

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R104.7 Department Records

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R104.8 Liability

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R104.8.1 Legal Defense

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R104.9 Approved Materials and Equipment

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R104.9.1 Used Materials and Equipment

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R104.10 Modifications

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R104.10.1 Flood Hazard Areas

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R104.11 Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction and Equipment

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R104.11.1 Tests

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Section R105 Permits

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R105.1 Required

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R105.2 Work Exempt From Permit

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R105.2.1 Emergency Repairs

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R105.2.2 Repairs

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R105.2.3 Public Service Agencies

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R105.3 Application for Permit

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R105.3.1 Action on Application

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R105.3.2 Time Limitation of Application

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R105.4 Validity of Permit

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R105.5 Expiration

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R105.6 Suspension or Revocation

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R105.7 Placement of Permit

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R105.8 Responsibility

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R105.9 Preliminary Inspection

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Section R106 Construction Documents

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R106.1 Submittal Documents

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R106.1.1 Information on Construction Documents

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R106.1.2 Manufacturer's Installation Instructions

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R106.1.3 Information on Braced Wall Design

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R106.1.4 Information for Construction in Flood Hazard Areas

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R106.2 Site Plan or Plot Plan

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R106.3 Examination of Documents

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R106.3.1 Approval of Construction Documents

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R106.3.2 Previous Approvals

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R106.3.3 Phased Approval

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R106.4 Amended Construction Documents

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R106.5 Retention of Construction Documents

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Section R107 Temporary Structures and Uses

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R107.1 General

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R107.2 Conformance

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R107.3 Temporary Power

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R107.4 Termination of Approval

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Section R108 Fees

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R108.1 Payment of Fees

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R108.2 Schedule of Permit Fees

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R108.3 Building Permit Valuations

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R108.4 Related Fees

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R108.5 Refunds

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R108.6 Work Commencing Before Permit Issuance

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Section R109 Inspections

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R109.1 Types of Inspections

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R109.1.1 Foundation Inspection

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R109.1.2 Plumbing, Mechanical, Gas and Electrical Systems Inspection

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R109.1.3 Floodplain Inspections

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R109.1.4 Frame and Masonry Inspection

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R109.1.5 Other Inspections

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R109.1.5.1 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction Inspection

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R109.1.6 Final Inspection

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R109.1.6.1 Elevation Documentation

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R109.2 Inspection Agencies

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R109.3 Inspection Requests

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R109.4 Approval Required

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Section R110 Certificate of Occupancy

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R110.1 Use and Occupancy

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R110.2 Change in Use

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R110.3 Certificate Issued

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R110.4 Temporary Occupancy

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R110.5 Revocation

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Section R111 Service Utilities

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R111.1 Connection of Service Utilities

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R111.2 Temporary Connection

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R111.3 Authority to Disconnect Service Utilities

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Section R112 Board of Appeals

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R112.1 General

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R112.2 Limitations on Authority

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R112.3 Qualifications

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R112.4 Administration

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Section R113 Violations

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R113.1 Unlawful Acts

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R113.2 Notice of Violation

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R113.3 Prosecution of Violation

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R113.4 Violation Penalties

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Section R114 Stop Work Order

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R114.1 Notice to Owner or the Owner's Authorized Agent

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R114.2 Unlawful Continuance

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