Division of Engineering & Construction Management
Permitting Department

Codes/Ordinances

NOTICE:  On December 15, 2015, The Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted to adopt the 2015 Building Code for Washington County, effective March 1, 2015. Please see the adopted codes below.

 

Current Codes
Building Codes

Maryland Building Performance Standards
2015 IBC - Intl. Building Code - (Local Amendments) PDF File
2015 IRC - Intl. Residential Code - (Local Amendments) PDF File
2015 IECC - Intl. Energy Conservation Code - (Local Amendments) PDF File
Local Climate & Geographical Design Criteria (ORD-2016-04)

Maryland Accessibility Code
PDF File2015 International Existing Building Code
Fire Prevention Code

2012 NFPA 1 Fire Code (National Fire Protection Assoc.) with Amendments per State Code:
PDF FileState of Maryland Fire Prevention Code
Local State Fire Marshal Information

Life Safety Code

2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (National Fire Protection Assoc.) with Amendments per State Code
PDF FileState of Maryland Fire Prevention Code
Local State Fire Marshal Information

Electrical Code
2014 NEC - Natl. Electrical Code
Local Amendments

PDF FileAdministrative Amendments
Mechanical Codes
2015 IFGC - Intl. Fuel Gas Code
PDF FileLocal Amendments
2015 IMC - Intl. Mechanical Code
PDF FileLocal Amendments
Plumbing Code

2015 IPC - Intl. Plumbing Code
PDF FileLocal Amendments

 

 

ORDINANCES ENFORCED BY THE PERMITTING DEPARTMENT
PDF FileAnimal Control Ordinance
PDF FileBuilding Excise Tax Ordinance
PDF FileFlood Plain Ordinance
PDF FileWeed Ordinance
PDF File Zoning Ordinance (Amendments ORD-09-08 and ORD-09-09)
PDF FileALL WASHINGTON COUNTY ORDINANCES