Recent Changes

Attention:

Plumbing/Gas

Inspections Update:


Due to required training, Plumbing/Gas inspections

WILL NOT

be performed

December 14, 2016 - Wednesday



HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW CHANGES  -  EFFECTIVE 7/1/16
  • New Fee Schedule
  • New Applications will need to be submitted for:

          Electrical – Residential & Commercial
          Plumbing / Gas - Residential & Commercial
          New Dwelling Units (SFD, TH, Duplex, Apts./Condos.)

  • New Back Yard Chickens License Application
  • Increase of Frederick County School/Library Impact Fees for New Residential Dwelling Units (Single Family, Townhouses/Duplex, Condos/Apts
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.