State Adoptions

MA state code is based on the 2009 IBC, IEBC, IMC and the 2015 IECC. There are references to the 2009 IFC.

  • 2009 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2009 International Existing Building Code
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code
  • 2009 International Residential Code

Jurisdiction Adoptions

See statewide adoptions for local and jurisdictional adoption information.


Links to State Adoption Agencies

Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS)

Department of Public Safety

State Fire Marshal

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation-Plumbing

Key Contacts

State Building Official
The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS)
Chuck Borstel, Chairman
Matt Carlin, Department of Public Safety Commissioner
Robert Anderson, Chief of Inspections

Building Division and BBRS Administrator:
One Ashburton Place
13th Floor, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-3200, ext. 25268

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Peter J. Ostroskey
State Fire Marshal
PO Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775
(978) 567-3100
Fax: (978) 567-3121

Energy and Environmental Affairs
Ian Finlayson
Buildings & Climate Programs Manager
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-1000
Fax: (617) 626-1181

Pool Adoption Agency
The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS)

Plumbing Code Adoption Agency
Wayne E. Thomas
Executive Director
Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters
1000 Washington Street - Suite 710
Boston, Ma. 02118-6100