The Code Council's code development process stands as a shining example of codes and standards developed in the private sector and meets the fundamental principles of Circular No. A-119 — Federal Register (Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities). A key principle of the circular is an appeals process.

In accordance with Section 12.1 of CP 28 Code Development, the International Code Council has received six appeals on the 2019 Group B Final Action results which were posted on April 8, 2020. The appeal deadline was May 8th and all the appeals were received in a timely fashion.

This website will serve as the notification vehicle and repository for all documents related to the processing of the appeals in accordance with CP1 Appeals. Further, based on the cross-over of many of the code changes cited in the appeals, the Code Council Board of Directors has granted a 45-day extension of the 30-day deadline enumerated in Sections 4.1 and 6.1 of CP1 in order for staff to properly coordinate and correlate the processing of the appeals.

The six appeals are as follows:

Please direct all questions to Mike Pfeiffer, Senior Vice President of Technical Services, at


2019 Cycle Code Development Documents

Videos from the 2019 Group B Committee Action and Public Comment Hearings are now available, streaming here for free.

Other Important Links

2019 Group B Code Cycle: Notice of Appeals 
Appeals Board Bios
Article: Code Development: A Process of Evolution and Improvement by Mike Pfeiffer