Ohio Updated BBS Memo – Storm Shelter Moratorium

September 10, 2020

Below is the updated Ohio BBS memo regarding storm shelters in Group E occupancies. The September 2020 Update, HB 164 adopted by the Ohio General Assembly on June 11, 2020, amended R.C. 3781.1010 to extend the storm shelter moratorium to November 30, 2022. The 2017 Ohio Building Code (OBC) adopted by the Board in 2018 and effective November 1, 2017 included new Section 423.4 requiring storm shelters constructed in accordance with ICC 500 in Group E occupancies.

Storm Shelter Moratorium Updated September 2020