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Codes

The State of Ohio, through the Board of Building Standards, has adopted the 2011 Ohio Building Code (OBC) effective November 1, 2011. The 2011 OBC adopts the 2009 Edition of the International Building Code by reference.  The links below referencing existing OBC codes may not yet be updated.  To access the current version with the newest changes, click here.

 

Please follow the links to reference Columbus City Codes.

Adopted Building Codes

Commercial & Residential 4 Family and Greater Buildings

2011 Ohio Building Code with latest amendments/updates as issued by the State of Ohio Board of Building Standards. Columbus Building Code (CBC) (latest on-line version of local code for permits and licenses)Referenced codes applicable for OBC 2011 (Partial List)

2011 Ohio Plumbing Code
2011 Ohio Mechanical Code
2011 National Electric Code (NEC) – NFPA 70)
2009 International Fuel Gas Code
ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible And Useable Buildings And Facilities
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
ASHRAE 90.1 2007
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-10)
Automatic Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-10)
Ohio Fire Code 2011
OBC - Residential Code(RCO)2013

Residential – One, two and three family buildings
2013 Residential Code(RCO)1/1/2013
2011 Columbus Building Code (CBC) (latest on-line version of local code for permits and licenses)
Referenced codes applicable for OBC - Residential Code (Partial List)
2011 Ohio Plumbing Code
2011 National Electric Code (NEC – NFPA 70)
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2010 National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72)
2010 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13, 13R, 13D)
(Most codes listed are available for purchase from the ICC at www.iccsafe.org)
ICC/ANSI  A117.1-09 Accessible And Useable Buildings And Facilities