Building Codes

State & National Codes


The City of Dayton's Division of Building Inspection uses the following State and National codes:
  • Commercial Structures: 2017 Ohio Building Code
  • Residential Structures: 2013 Residential Code of Ohio
  • Plumbing Code: 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code
  • Mechanical Code: 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code
  • Fire Code: 2017 Ohio Fire Code
  • Energy Code: 2017 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Fuel Gas Code: 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
Read-only versions of the codes listed above may be accessed by clicking on this link: International Code Council's website.  Codes effective in 2017 will be shown.  For Codes effective in other years, such as the Residential and Fuel Gas Codes, select the "Year" of the Code (shown above) on the left side of the ICC website once you click on the link.

Additional Codes


  • Electric Code: 2017 National Electric Code (NFPA 70)
  • Fire Alarm Code: 2016 National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72)
  • Sprinkler Code: 2016 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13)

The three codes above can be accessed on the National Fire Protection Association's website.

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