New York City Building Codes

Adoption Info


The 2022 Construction Codes will take effect on November 7, 2022. The following sections in the General Administrative Provisions would take effect on January 1, 2022:

Section 28-401.11 Term of License;
Article 421 Elevator Agency Director License;
Article 422 Elevator Agency Inspector License;
Article 425 Elevator Agency Technician License;
Article 303 Periodic Boiler Inspections;
Article 304 Elevators and Conveying Systems; and
Article 323 Periodic Inspection of Parking Structures

2022 Construction Codes

Local Law 126 of 2021
effective November 7, 2022
Original document

2014 Construction Codes

Integrated 2014 Construction Codes Administrative Provisions
Original document
Local Law 28 of 2019
Effective February 9, 2019
Original document
New York State Laws of 2018 Chapter 217
Effective August 24, 2018
Original document
Local Law 113 of 2018
Effective June 9, 2018
Original document
Local Law 111 of 2018
Effective June 9, 2018
Original document
NYC Department of Buildings
DOB Code Notes

Which code does your project fall under?
Depending on the year of building construction, alteration, or permit, your project will fall under the 1938, 1968, 2008, or 2014 codes. Exceptions exist related to plumbing, mechanical, and fire code.

NYC effective Dates

New York City Building Codes

The building codes of New York City adopt the the NYC Building Code 2022, NYC Plumbing Code 2022, NYC Mechanical Code 2022, NYC Fuel Gas Code 2022, NYC General Admin. Provisions 2022, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2013, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014, and the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016.

New York City building codes, including the fire and residential codes

New York City Agencies

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)
Address: Manhattan Borough Office, 280 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NY 10007
Phone: 311 / 311-692

Fire Department - City of New York