Recent Changes

ATTENTION:  All PLUMBING Contractors
NEW BACKFLOW TEST FORM -

The backflow test forms have been recently updated.


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ATTENTION:
  Highlights of New Changes - Effective July 1, 2017:

  • New Commercial Application for - PRIMARY SITE USER for MOBILE FOOD VENDOR (Winery, Brewery or Distillery)
  • Increase of Frederick County School Impact Fees for New Residential Dwellings Units (Single Family, Townhouse/Duplex, Condos/Apts.) for permits issued July 1, 2017 or after.

ATTENTION: ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, GAS, UTILITY & IRRIGATION CONTRACTORS


Beginning in 2017 - The City of Frederick will not be mailing the Contractor Registration (License) Renewal Forms.
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PLUMBING CODE UPDATE:

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017 The City of Frederick will adopt the following codes:

  • 2015 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
  • 2015 National Fuel and Gas Code NFPA 54
  • 2014 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code NFPA 58

The City of Frederick will apply these codes to ALL Permit Applications received AFTER JUNE 30, 2017.
For current updates to the National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated, go to
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/09/09.20.01.02.htm
Inspections are code based.  The City does not perform a plan review for plumbing or gas.

BUILDING CODE UPDATE:
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016, The 2015 Edition of of the I.B.C. (International Building Code), The 2015 Edition of the I.R.C. (International Residential Code), The 2015 Edition of the IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) and the Maryland Building Performance Standards will be applicable to permits applied for after December 31, 2015. These codes will replace the previously enforced 2012 Editions.

RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS NOTE:
If your company currently has a production number for your house designs, be advised that you must apply for a new production number using plans that have been updated to the 2015 codes.

FIRE CODE UPDATE:
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016, The City of Frederick will enforce the following codes:
  • 2015 NFPA 1 (FIRE CODE)
  • 2015 NFPA101 (LIFE SAFETY CODE)
Standards referenced by these codes will also be effective (including 2013 NFPA 13 and 2013 NFPA 72). These new codes and standards are applicable to Building and Fire Protection permits submitted after December 31, 2015.