D.C. Construction Codes

On March, 28, 2014, a new D.C. Construction Code became effective. This construction code contains a Property Maintenance Code, a Building Code, a Plumbing Code, an Electric Code, and various other codes. The D.C. Construction Codes are adaptations of international construction codes. To find the full construction codes effective in the District of Columbia, you will need to start with the international code, and then find the adaptations specific to D.C.
Here are some of the main international construction codes:

  • International Property Maintenance Code (2012) (html) (pdf)
  • International Building Code (2012) (pdf)
  • International Fire Code (2012) (pdf)
  • International Plumbing Code (2012) (pdf)
  • National Electric Code (2011) (pdf) (html)

Here are the adaptations specific to D.C.