Codes Administration and Fire Marshal News

Codes Administration News


​* Adoption of 2018 edition of International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Code: ​
Department of Housing and Community Development plans to complete law required code adoption process by end of 2018, with an effective date of March 01, 2019.  All local jurisdictions have until March 01, 2020 to amend and adopt these codes for use in the respective jurisdictions.​

Codes Training News


Memo, 2017-08-23​ update on code training

  • Maryland Accessibility Code: Six continue education credit hours will be provided. Three sessions, provided free of charge,  at different dates and locations are planned. Schedule for all training sessions is: 7:30 - 8:00 am: signing in; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm: instruction (12:00 - 1:00 pm: lunch break)

    1. The first session is scheduled to be on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at:
      DHCD headquarters located at: 7800 Harkins Rd., Lanham, MD 20706 
      Registration open on 02/15/2018. 
      Parking Information

    2. The second session is scheduled to be on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at:
      University System of Maryland Hagerstown
      32 West Washington Street
      Hagerstown, MD 21740.  
      Registration​ open on 02/26/2018.

    3. The third session is scheduled to be on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at:
      Worcester County Government Center
      One West Market Street
      Snow Hill, MD 21863 
      Registration​ open on 02/26/2018.

  • Training for IBC, IRC & IECC is currently scheduled to be held in second half of 2018 and in 2019.

Fire Marshal News