Delaware Building Code

Delaware Building Code, Permit and Licensing information

Updated: 6/7/21

What is Delaware Current Building Code?

Delaware Codes are adopted at the county and municipal level; however the 2018 IPC, IFGC, IMC, and the 2018 IECC have been adopted at the state level.

  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code

Delaware Code Agency

Department of Administrative Services, Division of Facilities Management
861 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 203
Dover, DE  19904

State Website https://www.delaware.gov/
State Licensing

Commercial and Residential Contractors License Required.

State Building Code The State of Delaware has adopted the 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC) and the 2015 International Private Sewage Disposable Code (IPSDC).
State Licensing Division https://dpr.delaware.gov/
State Fire Marshall https://www.statefiremarshal.delaware.gov/
State Environmental Permit https://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Delaware Building Code by County
Delaware Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Residential Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fire Code
Not Adopted
Electrical
Electric Code
2014
2014 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2015
2015 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
2015
2015 IPC
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2012
2012 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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