Building Standards and Codes

NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update


On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council completed major updates to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code). 
 
Effective Date
A Notice of Adoption for the Uniform Code and Energy Code update will be published in the April 6, 2016 edition of the State Register, establishing the following implementation schedule:

Uniform Code Transition Period

– beginning on April 6th, regulated parties submitting a complete building permit application may comply with either the current Uniform Code or newly adopted Uniform Code as described above. The transition period will last from April 6, 2016 until October 3, 2016. On October 3rd, the newly adopted Uniform Code will become fully effective.
Energy Code Effective Date – On October 3, 2016, the newly adopted Energy Code as described above will become formally effective. There is no transition period for the Energy Code.