Massachusetts Building Code

Massachusetts Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023

Massachusetts Building Code Agency

Massachusetts Department of Public Safety
The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS)
Building Division and BBRS Administrator
13th Floor, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-3200
Fax: (617) 248-0813

Massachusetts Construction Code and Edition Adopted:

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

Massachusetts Building Code is approved and administered by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS), consisting of eleven members and is staffed by the Department of Public Safety. The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) is a fourteen member board responsible for promulgating a comprehensive fire safety code (527 CMR) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The BBRS is responsible for reviewing and recommending which building codes are adopted in Massachusetts. Additionally, the members of the BBRS comprise the Building Code Appeals Board for purposes of deciding appeals of interpretations of the Building Code made by building officials and other similar officials. Amendments may be made by jurisdictions with State approval.

Please review the information found here for code adoption:

State Website
State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of Massachusetts
State Licensing Division
State Fire Marshall
State Environmental Permit
Massachusetts Building Code by County
Massachusetts 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

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