City Building, Electrical and Fire Code
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Recent Adopted Ordinances and Charter Amendments:
City Construction Codes
Following is a list of the City’s current construction codes:
- 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
- 2012 Life Safety Code – NFPA 101(LSC)
- 2011 National Electric Code – NFPA 70 (NEC)
- 2012 Maryland Accessibility Code – ADAAG/2010
Plumbing and natural gas are under the authority of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), which currently uses the 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC) and the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC). 301-206-8886
Health review, when required, is performed by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Regulatory Division. 240-777-3986
The City of Gaithersburg adopts the Montgomery County Fire Safety Code in its entirety, including all adoptions and amendments to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards. The Montgomery County amendment for construction codes is Executive Regulation 22-98, and the amendment for fire protection systems is Executive Regulation 10-97.
City Smoke Detector Ordinance
Adopted City Fire Safety Code (pdf file)
Property Maintenance Code
Chapter 17AA of the Gaithersburg City Code adopts by reference with amendments the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as published by the International Code Council. The provisions of the code shall apply to all existing residential and nonresidential structures and premises.
2003 International Property Maintenance Code:
City of Gaithersburg Amendments to the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code (pdf file)