MODEL CODES AND STANDARDS
Compiled by Joan Bellestri, Anne Arundel County Law Library

This section consists of selected Model Codes and Standards adopted by reference by the State of Maryland and various counties and cities.

The Department of Housing and Community Development has incorporated by reference the following codes ("Model Performance Code," COMAR 05.02.02.02-1), under the authority of the Public Safety Article, 12-201 of the Annotated Code of Maryland:

• International Building Code 2003
• International Plumbing Code 2003
• National Electrical Code, 2002 Edition
· International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings 2003
• International Mechanical Code 2003

The Maryland State Plumbing Code (COMAR 09.20 et seq.), under the authority of the Business Occupations and Professions Article, §12-205 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, incorporates by reference the following codes:

• 2003 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
• 2004 Supplement to the 2003 National Standard Plumbing Code
• National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, NFPA 54, 2002 Edition

The Maryland Fire Prevention Code (COMAR 29.06.01.06), under the authority of the Public Safety Article § 6-206 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, incorporates by reference many codes, including the following:

• NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code, 2003 Edition
• NFPA 101, Life Safety Code,2003 Edition
• International Building Code 2003

Municipalities' code provisions may vary from those listed above, pursuant to the Public Safety Article §§6-206 and 12-504, and the Business Occupations and Professions Article, §12-206 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. In addition, sources may reference various topical industry standards and measures. Publishers of these materials include: the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Underwriters Laboratory (UL), American Gas Association (AGA), National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, the National Sanitation Foundation, and the National Bureau of Standards. Because of the varying and esoteric nature of these standards, additional information about them will not be included in this publication.

A listing of various codes with ordering information follows. They are arranged by publisher. The cost for the most recent softcover edition available can be found here. Many of the publications are available in other formats such as loose-leaf, CD-ROM, or PDF for downloading. Please see the websites of the individual organizations that publish these codes for details on additional formats. Older editions may be available for purchase but cost information is not provided here.


International Code Council (ICC)
http://www.iccsafe.org/

N.B. - This section was formerly the BOCA Codes Section

International Code Council
5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600
Falls Church, VA 22041-3401
703-931-4533

The International Building Code is the standard building code for all Maryland subdivisions and the basis for the Maryland Building Performance Standards (Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, §12-501)

According to the webpage of the ICC, "the International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI)." More Information can be found at the website: http://www.iccsafe.org/news/about/

The publications that follow are listed in alphabetical order and can be ordered from the ICC online or by telephone, fax, or by mail using the order form available for downloading at the website.

International Code Council
4051 West Flossmoor Road
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795
Telephone: 800-786-4452
FAX: 866-891-1695
http://www.iccsafe.org/

International Building Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $86.00
To Order: SEE International Code Council information
Holdings:
2000

BOCA National Building Code -superseded edition(s):
1999:
1996 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Prince George's Talbot, Washington, Worcester. Adopting municipalities: Town of Easton, city of Gaithersburg, Town of Oxford, City of Rockville, Town of St. Michael's, Town of Trappe]
1993
1990
1992 [Adopting counties: Montgomery, St. Mary's]
1987
1989 [Supplement Adopting municipality: City of Annapolis]
1986
Supplement
1985:
Supplement [Adopting county: Queen Anne's]
1984
1983
Supplement
1982
Supplement
1981
1978
1980
Supplement
1981
Supplement
1975
1976
Supplement
1970
1973
Supplement
1972
Supplement
1971
Supplement
1970
Supplement
1965
1968
Supplement
1967
Supplement
1960

International Energy Conservation Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $29.00
To Order: SEE International Code Council information above

Superseded Edition(s) of the National Energy Conservation Code:
1998
1993 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Carroll, Charles, Howard, Kent, Prince George's, St. Mary's]
1990 [Adopting counties: Baltimore, Cecil, Frederick, Montgomery, Talbot, Washington; Adopting municipality: City of Annapolis]
1987
1984
1981
1978

Model Energy Code (CABO) listed at end of ICC list

International Existing Building Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $46.00
To Order: SEE International Code Council information
Superseded edition(s) of the National Existing Structures Code:
1987

International Fire Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $70.00
To Order: SEE International Code Council Information

Superseded edition(s) of the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code:
1999
1996
1993 [Adopting counties: Baltimorre, BaltimoreCity]
1992
1990
1989 [Adopting county: Baltimore (year uncertain)]
1987
1986
Supplement:
1984
1983
1981
1980
1978
1975

International Mechanical Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $57.00
To Order: SEE International Code Council information

Superseded edition(s) of the National Mechanical Code :
1998
1996
1993 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Carroll,Charles, Howard, Kent, Prince George's]
1990
1992 Supplement [Adopting counties: Baltimore, Montgomery, Talbot; Adopting municipality: City of Annapolis]
1987
1989 Supplement
1984
1986 Supplement
1981
1983
1978 Supplement
1971

International Plumbing Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $57.00
Holdings:
To Order: SEE International Code Council Information
Superseded edition(s) of the National Standard Plumbing Code:
1997:
1994
1993
1992
Supplement
1990
1989 Supplement [Adopting county: Washington]
1987
1986
Supplement
1984
1983
Supplement
1981
1978
1976
Supplement
1975
1972
Supplement
1970

International Private Sewage Disposal Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $21.00
To Order: SEE International Code Council Information:
Superseded edition(s) of the Private Sewage Disposal Code:
1997
1993
1990
1984

International Property Maintenance Code
Published: 2003
Cost: $29.00
Holdings:
Superseded edition(s) of the National Property Maintenance Code:
1998
1996
1993
1990
1992 Supplement
1981
1978
1975

International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
Published: 2003
Cost: $60.00
Superseded edition(s) of One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code (CABO):
1995 [Adopting county: Charles (as of January 1, 1996)]
1992 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Howard, Kent, Prince George's, Talbot, Washington, Worcester]
1989 [Adopting counties: Montgomery, St. Mary's; Adopting municipalities: City of Gaithersburg, City of Rockville]
1986
1987/88 Supplement [Adopting county: Queen Anne's]
1983
1984/85
1979
1979/81 Supplement

Model Energy Code (CABO)
Published: 1995
Cost: $13.00
Superseded edition(s):
1995
1992 [Adopting jurisdiction: Baltimore City]
1989
1983

National Existing Structures Code
SEE International Existing Building Code

[Southern] Standard Building Code
Published: 1999
Cost: $68.00
Superseded edition(s):
1997
1994 [Adopting county: Wicomico]
1991 [ Adopting counties: Calvert]
1988
1985
1982
1979
1976
1969

National Fire Protection Association
http://www.nfpa.org

NFPA
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471
Tel: 617-770-3000 or 1-800-344-3555
Fax: 617-770-0700 or 1-800-593-NFPA
Customer service and Orders:
National Fire Protection Association
11 Tracy Drive
Avon, Massachusetts 02322
custserv@nfpa.org
NFPA Remit to address:
National Fire Protection Association
P.O. Box 9689
Manchester, NH 03108
Online orders must be paid via credit care. Call customer service for information regarding payment with purchase order.

List of all codes in code number order at the website:
http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/list_of_codes_and_standards.asp

The following titles listed in NFPA Standard number order are available from the NFPA. Most current editions are listed with pricing for softcover editions where possible. Contact the NFPA or visit the Website at the address above for ordering information for older editions.

Uniform Fire Code (NFPA 1)
Published 2003
Cost: $62.00

Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13)
Published: 2002
Superseded edition(s):
1999
1994

Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One-and Two- Family Dwellings and Mobile Homes (NFPA 13D)
Published: 2002
Cost: $28.75
Superseded edition(s):
1996
1991

Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height (NFPA 13R)
Published: 2002
Cost: $28.75
Superseded edition(s):
1996
1990

Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (NFPA 25)
Published: 2002
Cost: $38.25
Superseded edition(s):
1998
1995

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code (NFPA 30)
Published: 2003
Cost: $38.25
Superseded edition(s):
1996
1993
1990 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Montgomery, (year uncertain), Prince George's (year uncertain) ]

Automotive and Marine Service Station Code (NFPA 30A)
Published: 1996
Edition Holdings
1996
1990

Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages Code (NFPA 30A)
Published: 2003
Cost: $28.75

National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54)
Published: 2002
Cost: $38.75
Superseded edition(s):
1996
1992 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford. Adopting municipality: City of Gaithersburg (year uncertain)]
1988 [Adopting counties: Howard]
1984
1980
1974

National Fuel Gas Code Handbook (NFPA)
Published: 2002
Cost: $94.95
Superseded edition(s):
1996
1992

National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
Published: 2002 or 2005
Superseded edition(s):
1999
1996
1993 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Calvert,Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick,Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Worcester. Adopting municipalities: City of Gaithersburg]
1990 [Adopting counties: Baltimore, Montgomery, Prince George's,Talbot, Washington, Wicomico. Adopting municipalities: City of Annapolis, City of Rockville]
1987
1984
1981
1978
1968
1965
1962

National Electrical Code Handbook (NFPA)
Published: 2002 or 2005
Cost: $119.95
Superseded edition(s):
1999
1996
1981
1965

Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)
Published: 2003
Cost: $62.00
Superseded edition(s):
1997
1994 [Adopting counties: Carroll]
1991 [Adopting counties: Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery (year uncertain), Prince George's]
1988
1985
1981
1976

Life Safety Code Handbook (NFPA)
Published: 2003
Cost: $109.95
Superseded edition(s):
1997
1994
1991
1988
1981
1976
1967
1963

Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards (NFPA 303)
Published: 2000
Cost: $28.75
Superseded edition(s):
1996
1990

Standard for the Identification of the Fire Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response (NFPA 704)
Published: 2001
Cost: $28.75
Superseded edition(s):
1996
1990

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC)
(www.phccweb.org)

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
180 S. Washington Street
P.O. Box 6808
Falls, Church, VA 22040
Tel: 703-237-8100 or 1-800-533-7694
Fax: 703-237-7442
Catalog and online ordering available

Orders may be placed through the Maryland PHHC:
Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
Suite 205
10176 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Tel: 1-800-723-4900
Fax: 410-750-2507
phccmd@aol.com

National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
Published: 2003
Cost: $110.00

2004 Supplement to the 2003 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
Published: 2004
Cost: $37.50

National Standard Plumbing Code
Published: 1993; supplemented 1994 & 1995
Superseded edition(s):
1993
1990 [Adopting counties: Baltimore City, Howard]
1987
1984