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HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW CHANGES  -  EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST, 2016

  • New Fee Schedule
  • New Applications will need to be submitted for:

          Electrical – Residential & Commercial

          Plumbing/Gas – Residential & Commercial

  • 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.)


ATTENTION:  Electrical Inspections Update:

Due to required training, ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS will be LIMITED on:

  • August 4, 2016 - Thursday
  • August 5, 2016 - Friday

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.
 


ATTENTION:
  City of Frederick ELECTRICAL Contractors
All City of Frederick Electrical registrations will expire on July 31, 2015.
In order to continue working within the City of Frederick, you must remit an application and payment by CASH or CHECK ONLY.  Incomplete applications will not be processed. 
Please refer to the Licensing section under Building/Permits for details.

·     EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015, The City of Frederick will be enforcing the following code:

  • 2014  NEC
The 2014 NEC code will apply to ALL applications submitted AFTER June 30, 2015. 

ATTENTION PLUMBING CONTRACTORS: 
EFFECTIVE 08-28-14 -   Backflow Test Forms and Device Tags have been recently updated.  Please click here more more information.