New York – Adoption for the 2020 NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and NYS Energy Code

January 31, 2020

The New York DOS filed the Notice of Adoption for the 2020 NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and NYS Energy Code.  The Notice will appear in the NY State Register on February 12, 2020.  The effective date for both codes will be May 12, 2020. So prior to May 12, 2020, the Uniform Code will continue to include the 2015 I-Codes, as amended by the 2017 Uniform Code Supplement. On and after May 12, 2020, the Uniform Code and Energy Code will include the 2020 NYS Code Books with no grace period. If a building permit has been filed with the local AHJ and/or a submission has been logged in with NYSDOS, the project may be reviewed/approved under the 2015 Codes. This Code adoption applies to ALL construction types, construction method and occupancies.