Building Codes & Standards
A Notice of Adoption was published on September 29, 2010, establishing an effective date of December 28, 2010, for the 2010 New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the New York State Energy Conservation Code. Building permits submitted on or after the effective date will be reviewed for compliance with the 2010 New York State Building Codes.
Smoke Alarms: PMC 704.2 - Smoke alarms are now required to be installed on a ceiling or wall in each bedroom and outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: FC 610 - Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector requirements were revised in the 2010 version of the Fire Code to include; a 15-foot maximum distance that a CO detector can be installed from a bedroom and a CO detector must be installed on the same story as the CO source.
Exit Signs: FC 1029.7 - Exit signs are required in multiple dwellings (Group R-2) where the exit or path of egress travel is not immediately visible to the occupants. Exit signs shall be internally or externally illuminated. (FC1029.7.4)