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Building Codes

The Building and Fire Codes adopted by Anne Arundel County are listed below.

**Changes are effective 11/2/2020




Building Code

2018 International Building Code

International Code Council

New residential construction for 1 & 2 family dwellings

2018 International Residential Code

International Code Council

Energy Efficiency-commercial or residential occupancy

2018 International Energy Conservation Code

International Code Council

Mechanical Work

2018 International Mechanical Code

International Code Council

Electrical Work

2017 National Electrical Code

National Fire Protection Assn

Plumbing Work

2018 International Plumbing Code

International Code Council

Fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances

2018 International Fuel Gas Code

International Code Council

Private Sewage Disposal

Chapters 16 & 17 of the AA County Plumbing Code, 1993

Anne Arundel County


Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities - ICC A117.1-2009

International Code Council

Repairs to existing residential or commercial structures

2018 International Existing Building Code

International Code Council

Fire Prevention Code2018 NFPA 1National Fire Protection Assn
Life Safety Code2018 NFPA 101National Fire Protection Assn
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Code2016 NFPA 13National Fire Protection Assn
Sprinkler Systems for 1&2 Family Dwellings2016 NFPA 13DNational Fire Protection Assn
Fire Alarm Code2016 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm CodeNational Fire Protection Assn
Swimming Pools and Spas2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa CodeInternational Code Council
The codes above can be purchased through the publishers: