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NH State Building Code (Current)

IBC Height and Area Requirements for Projects in the State of New Hampshire

All IBC Height and Area Requirements and calculations are to be performed in accordance with the 2009 International Building Code as provided by the International Code Council.  All previous State of New Hampshire modifications to this code section have been eliminated.

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The NH State Building Code has been amended in accordance with BCR 300.

Guidance Document - Codes and Standards References

International Building Code 2009

International Energy Conservation Code 2009

International Existing Building Code 2009

International Mechanical Code 2009

International Plumbing Code 2009

International Residential Code 2009

National Electrical Code 2017 (NOTE: The Electrical Code is available on the NFPA website – not the ICC website)

State Fire Code Saf-C 6000

See the Exhibits section of this website for the State of NH Amendments to the adopted codes

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