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General Notice
2021 Code Cycle Adoption Information

The adoption of the latest Maryland Building Performance Standards and Maryland Performance Code 2021 is currently under review. It is anticipated that a public hearing will be held sometime this coming spring once the Commissioner of Labor and Industry has identified a list of proposed amendments and the adoption language is drafted. All notices will be posted in the Maryland Register as well as on the website of the Building Codes Administration.

Timeline:
Ideally the Commissioner’s proposal will be published in midwinter, which allows time for comments and public hearing(s). Once that process is completed the regulations will be submitted for final adoption. The goals are (1) to have an effective date of the new codes before eighteen months from the publication of the first edition of the International Building Code and International Energy Conservation Code; (2) to have a draft of code adoption ready, published in Maryland Register, and to receive public comments by late summer. Codes currently under review for adoption include: 2021 edition of IBC, IRC, IECC, IPC, IMC, IgCC & 2020 edition of NEC (NFPA 70).
After the final effective date of the newly adopted codes, local jurisdictions have twelve months to implement the new codes.

The Commissioner of the Division of Labor & Industry, Maryland Department of Labor, previously solicited feedback regarding the new codes and will continue to accept comments regarding regulations or potential regulations at any time.
E-mail comments to dli.regulations@maryland.gov

Codes currently under review for adoption include: 2021 edition of IBC, IRC, IECC, IPC, IMC & 2020 edition of NEC (NFPA 70).

Last updated June 27, 2022

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.


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

10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
410-767-2227
e-mail: dldlibuildingcodes-labor@maryland.gov

PO Box:
Division of Labor and Industry
Building Codes
PO BOX 37303
Baltimore MD, 21297