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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 2014 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).

Board Subcommittees Reviewing 2015 International Code

As of December 2018 six subcommittees of the Building Code Review Board have completed their work reviewing the 2015 family of International Codes.  Working with New Hampshire Home Builders Association, New Hampshire Building Officials Association and an array of design professionals, state agencies, industry groups and other stakeholders the members developed a series of amendments specific to the 2015 International Codes and is currently working with the Legislature to bring a bill to legislative review during the 2018-2019 session.  At present it appears possible the 2015 International Codes, with State of New Hampshire amendments, will take effect in January of 2020.


A Letter to Municipal Officials: Revisions To The Energy Code Resulting From HB 1472 (effective August 7, 2018) Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Energy Code Form IECC 2009 EC-1 Oct 2018 (.pdf) Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Energy Code Form IECC 2009 EC-1 Oct 2018 (.doc) Microsoft Word Symbol

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