City Building, Electrical and Fire Code
Complete Online Municipal Code
Note: Newly adopted amendments may not be immediately available online. To verify recent additions or changes to the City Code, please contact email@example.com or call 301-258-6310.
Per the State of Maryland, as of July 1, 2012, all jurisdictions in the state are required to enforce the 2012 version of the following codes:
- The International Building Code
- The International Residential Code
- The International Energy Conservation Code
For the time being, until the City officially adopts these 2012 codes, amendments to the 2009 codes shall continue to apply to the 2012 codes, as is practical. All other codes in effect are as previously listed.
Additionally, as of March 15, 2012, the State of Maryland also began enforcing the 2010 version of the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). As with the newer codes above, all jurisdictions in Maryland are required to enforce this new standard.
Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS)
Adopted Building Code Amendments (pdf file)
The amendments to the above referenced Codes can be obtained by following the link above for the Complete online Municipal Code, then proceeding to the following sections:
- 2009 International Building Code (IBC) amendments; go to Chapter 5, Section 5-3
- 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) amendments; go to Chapter 5, Section 5-5
- 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC) amendments; go to Chapter 5, Section 5-7
- 2009 International Fuel Gas Code with amendments; go to Chapter 5, Section 5-11
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with amendments; go to Chapter 5, Section 5-9
The City of Gaithersburg has adopted the 2008 Edition of THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI, as adopted by the National Fire Protection Association - www.nfpa.org
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)