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Division of Building Standards and Codes

Ensures the Health, Safety and Resilience of the Built Environment for all New Yorkers. The Division of Building Standards and Codes (BSC) administers the mandatory statewide Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code).  The Division provides a variety of services related to the Uniform Code and Energy Code.  It provides technical assistance, administers variances, delivers educational courses, oversees the enforcement practices of local governments and serves as secretariat to the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.  The Albany Central Office and eleven regional offices throughout the state provide regional service to elected officials and local code enforcement personnel regarding general requirements for code enforcement.  The Division program was created by Chapter 707 of the Laws of 1981.  The New York Legislature enacted Article 18 of the Executive Law, directing the formulation of a Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code).  The Uniform Code is designed to cover new construction, building rehabilitation, fire safety, and housing maintenance.


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Public Notice of Meetings

State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council
The next scheduled State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council meeting will be on August 19, 2015 at 10:00 am.


Public Notice of the meetings of the New York State Department of State's Regional Boards of Review

This is a public notice of the meetings of the New York State Department of State's Regional Boards of Review. Click Here for the dates of each regional meeting. The Public has the right to attend the meetings. Should you require further information, please contact Brian Tollisen, Assistant Director for Regional Services, Building Standards and Codes Division, New York State Department, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231 (Telephone: 518-474-4073; email: Brian.Tollisen@dos.ny.gov).


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New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code

List of Clarifications to the 2010 Codes of New York State and the 2010 Energy Code


Free Online Codes of New York State

Visit the website of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for read-only access to the NFPA Codes and Standards referenced in Codes of New York State.

Technical Assistance

The way the BSC delivers Technical Assistance is changing. Click here for more information...

Rule Making Activity

Notice of Adoption

2015 Regulatory Progress Guide (PDF) - Summary of recent activity, effective dates and helpful information on regulatory activity.

Notice of Emergency Rule Making - Effective 6/27/2015 - Carbon Monoxide Alarms – Commercial Buildings. Click here for more information.

Notice of Adoption - Effective 1/1/2015 - Regulation establishing training requirements for code enforcement personnel. Click Here for more information.

Notice of Adoption - Effective 6/3/2015
Sparkling Devices
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Notice of Emergency Rule Making - Effective 1/12/2015 -Orders to Remedy
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Notice of Adoption - Effective 6/20/2015 - Truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction in Residential Structures Click here for more information.

Update to the Commercial Provisions of the State Energy Conservation Construction Code - Effective 1/1/2015

Status Report - Uniform Code and Residential Energy Code Update

Notice of Rule in Development


Although workbooks can no longer be provided to students attending Basic Training courses, they are available for downloading and printing. It is recommended that students print the appropriate workbook prior to attending their course. Read More »

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  • Text Changes to the 2010 Codes of NYS
    For the purposes of applying the 2010 Code Books in this State, the 2010 Code Books are deemed to be amended in the manner specified in the NYCRR. This Memorandum summarizes the amendments to the 2010 Code Books that have been made by the NYCRR. This Memorandum reflects actions taken by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (the Code Council) through and including December 1, 2010. Click here for Code Clarifications.