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Below you can find links to Building Codes and Authorities Having Jurisdiction for the state of District of Columbia. To change to another state, click on the map to the right.

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District of Columbia Building Codes

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeD.C. Construction Codes 2008 (IBC 2006)online
Structural CodeD.C. Construction Codes 2008 (IBC 2006)online
Plumbing CodeD.C. Construction Codes 2008 (IPC 2006)online
Mechanical CodeD.C. Construction Codes 2008 (IMC 2006)online
Electrical CodeD.C. Construction Codes 2008 (NEC 2005)online
Fire/Life Safety CodeD.C. Construction Codes 2008 (IFC 2006)online
Energy CodeD.C. Construction Codes 2008 (IECC 2009 with amendments)online

District of Columbia Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralInspections Dept.
Phone: (202) 442-9557
PlumbingInspections Dept.
Phone: (202) 442-9557
MechanicalInspections Dept.
Phone: (202) 442-9557
ElectricalInspections Dept.
Phone: (202) 442-9557
AccessibilityInspections Dept.
Phone: (202) 442-9557
EnvironmentalTheodore Gordon
Asst. Director Environmental Protection
Phone: (202) 645-5640

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