Vermont Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information
Vermont Building Code Agency:
State Fire Marshal/Deputy Director of Public Safety:
Department of Public Safety
Division of Fire Safety
1311 US Route 302 – Berlin Suite 500
Barre, VT 05641
Office phone: (802) 479-7561
Electrician’s Licensing Requirements Board
1311 U.S. Route 302, Suite 600
Barre, VT 05641-2351
What Are The Current Adopted Vermont Building Codes?
- 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC) – Adopted by Plumbers Examining Board
- 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2013 – Vermont Specific Additions & Revisions
- 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
- 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) – Structural Requirements Only
- 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1 Code
- 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code for Residential Applications
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE
Since 1972, Vermont has adopted and enforced national standards for commercial construction safety. These codes are adopted by regulation and enforced through the Vermont State Fire Marshal’s Office. The 2012 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code is based on the 2015 IBC. The 2015 IECC became effective March 1, 2015.
Please review the information found here for code adoption:
|State Licensing||Licensure is required for asbestos, plumbing, and electrical trades. Corporations must register with the Secretary of State.|
|State Building Code||The State of Vermont has adopted the 2015 IBC, the 2012 IPC, and the 2017 NEC.
There is not residential (i.e., one & two family dwelling) building code adopted or in effect in Vermont. References made to NFPA 101.
|State Licensing Division||https://www.labor.vermont.gov/|
|State Fire Marshall||https://www.dps.state.vt.us/fire/index.html|
|State Environmental Permit||https://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/dec.htm|
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