Codes & Standards

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.
This section will be updated as new codes are implemented.

New Code Requirements for Certificates of Compliance

  • Emergency Guide: FC 408.9.1 - Emergency Guides are required for multiple dwellings (R-2) and required to be given to each tenant prior to initial occupancy.
  • Fire Extinguishers: FC 906 - Multiple dwellings are required to have fire extinguishers installed per FC 906.
  • 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)
  • Illumination Emergency Power: FC 1029.9 - Emergency lights are required in the means of egress where occupancies require two or more means of egress.

New from the New York State 2010 Codes

  • Emergency Guide: FC 408.9.1
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors: FC 610
  • Fire Extinguishers: FC 906
  • Smoke Alarms: PMC 704.2
  • Additions and Alterations: EBC 302.1
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupter: RC 3802.11
  • Receptacles: RC 3902.14
  • Swimming Pools and Spa Alarms: RC G107.1

New from the New York State 2007 Codes

  • Fire Extinguishers: FC 906
  • Smoke Alarms: PMC 704.2
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors: FC 611