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Code Administration News - Building Code Administration

Transfer of Administration
During the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly, House Bill 694 passed. The bill authorized the transfer of the Maryland Building Codes Administration to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, effective July 1, 2018.

Adoption of 2018 edition of International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Code
The adoption of the 2018 IBC, IRC and IECC codes is in the regulatory adoption process and should soon be published as a proposal in the Maryland Register. We are anticipating a publication date of January 4, 2019, which will start the 30-day comment period. Written, verbal, or hearing testimony are three avenues to submit your comments. Once it's published there will be more specific instructions on how to submit comments. The public hearing on the amendments of the energy code in both the International Energy Conservation Code and the International One- and Two-Family Residential Code will be held January 10, 2019 at 10 a.m., 1100 North Eutaw Street, Conference Room #1, Baltimore, MD 21201. ​

For additional information, contact:
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Labor and Industry
Building Codes Administration

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 606
Baltimore, MD 21201