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The Code Development Unit serves as Secretariat to the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (Code Council), administering statutory functions. Responsibility for developing and maintaining the Uniform Codes and the Energy Code is vested in the Code Council. Periodically, both the Uniform Code and the Energy Code require amendment. If the Code Council decides to amend either code, it commences a process for rule making set forth in the State Administrative Procedure Act. In addition, the Code Council is empowered to review the petitions from local governments for adoption of higher or more restrictive local standards (MRLS).

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Municipalities Having More Restrictive Local Standards

For More Information, Contact:
        Gerard Hathaway, R.A.
        Assistant Director for Code Development
        New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes
        One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1160, Albany, NY 12231
        Phone: (518) 474-4073
        Fax: (518) 486-4487