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State Building Code Review Board


The State Building Code Review Board (hereafter referred to as "BCRB") is charged with the responsibility for reviewing and amending the New Hampshire building code. The "New Hampshire building code" or "state building code", effective September 14, 2002, revised effective April 1, 2010 means the International Building Code 2009, the International Plumbing Code 2009, the International Mechanical Code 2009, the International Energy Conservation Code 2009, the International Residential Code 2009, and the International Existing Building Code 2009 as published by the International Code Council, and the National Electrical Code 2011 as published by the National Fire Protection Association. The BCRB also provides independent analysis and recommendations to the legislature on the modification of the state building codes and state fire codes to promote uniformity with all applicable laws, rules and regulations as well as the public safety and best practices for the people of New Hampshire.

Another function of the BCRB is to hear appeals of any person aggrieved by a decision of the state fire marshal relative to the application and enforcement of the state building code pursuant to RSA 153.8-a,I(a) or the state fire code. (See RSA 155-A:11,I).

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