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Codes/Standard

  • Effective as of Friday, May 29th, 2020.
  • The 2017 District of Columbia Municipality Regulations (DCMR) building, and construction codes adopts the International Council Code (ICC)family of codes and make amendments to consist with the city’s 2032 Sustainable D.C. Plan in which the District becomes the healthiest, greenest, most livable city for all District residents.
  • The 2017 DCMR consist of the 2015 ICC family of model codes, the 2014 National Electrical Code, and 2013 ASHRAE 90.1, as amended by the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) Title 12, Sections A through M.
  • Applicability and provisions for the prior editions of the code, (for Permits issued, Applications Filed, Tenant Layouts and Permit Revisions) will be governed by the Transitory Provision stipulated in section 123.  For your convenience, below you will find a link to the DC amendments followed by a links to the associated ICC model codes or other adopted model code: