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St. Albans Building Department Adopts New Building & Electrical Codes

The City of St. Albans Building Department has adopted new building, property maintenance, and electrical codes, which will go into effect on August 1, 2022. These updated codes will provide residents, business owners, and contractors with up-to-date regulations and safety standards for construction and electrical work within the City of St. Albans.

2018 International Residential Code

The International Building Code® (IBC®) scope includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.

View Important Changes & Adoptions on the ICC Website

2018 International Property Maintenance Code

Provides requirements for continued use and maintenance of building elements, site conditions, swimming pools, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems in existing residential and nonresidential structures. For the most current adoptions, details go to International Code Adoptions.

View important changes and adoptions on the ICC Website

2020 International Electrical Code

NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is the international standard for residential, commercial, and industrial electrical safety. It establishes the groundwork for electrical safety in residences, businesses, and industries throughout the United States and worldwide.

The 2020 edition of this trusted Code covers the most up-to-date comprehensive rules for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and equipment installation.

View Important Changes in the NEC 2020 Code | Explore the 2020 NEC Code

The St. Albans Building Department encourages all property owners, service providers, and contractors to learn about the new codes and make any necessary updates to ensure compliance with the latest codes.

For more information, please contact Building & Zoning Official, Marshall Chaney with the St. Albans Building Department at (304) 727-2962.

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