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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 15th 2019, means the 2015 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), the International Existing Building Code (IEBC), the International Plumbing Code (IPC), the International Mechanical Code (IMC), the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISWPSC) as published by the International Code Council (ICC), and the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) as published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The BCRB also provides independent analysis and recommendations to the legislature on the modification of the state building 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).


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

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