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Maryland Code Administration News

December 25, 2018

The Maryland Code Administration News announcing the transfer of the Maryland Building Codes Administration to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the advanced notice of a 30-day comment period for the adoption of the 2018 edition of International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). 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.

The adoption of the 2018 IBC, IRC and IECC codes is in the regulatory adoption process and soon will be published as a proposal in the Maryland Register. The state is anticipating a publication date of January 4, 2019, which will start the 30-day comment period. Once the proposal is published, there will be specific instructions on how to submit comments.

Please visit Building Code web page at: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/build/buildadmin.shtml