State Adoptions

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MA state code is based on the 2015 IBC, IRC, IEBC, IMC, and ISPSC, as well as the 2018 IECC. There are references to the 2015 IFC.

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Swimming pool and Spa 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

ICC Government Relations Representative
Dorothy Mazzarella
Vice President, Government Relations
E-mail: dmazzarella@iccsafe.org

State Building Official
Division of Professional Licensure
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 701-8601
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-professional-licensure

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
State Fire Marshal
PO Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775
(978) 567-3100
Fax: (978) 567-3121
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-fire-services

Energy and Environmental Affairs
Buildings & Climate Programs Manager
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-1000
Fax: (617) 626-1181
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources

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

Plumbing Code Adoption Agency
Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters
1000 Washington Street - Suite 710
Boston, Ma. 02118-6100
1-617-727-6388