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Building Help Guides

The following documents and links are intended to help provide general information regarding code compliance and do not constitute a comprehensive list of all applicable regulations. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate and up to date, please bear in mind that the contents are compiled from a variety of sources and may be subject to change without prior notice. Website links are provided as a source of supplemental information only.
 
Please contact the Department of Permits and Inspection Services for complete code compliance requirements. It may be to your advantage to use a professional contractor to assist you with unfamiliar areas of construction. Unfamiliarity with the building codes may cause unplanned delays and unforeseen costs. Plan Ahead!
 

Adoption of the 2015 IRC and 2015 ICC 

Development and Construction Process

Residential Plan Checklist

Sprinkler Systems

Egress Window Sizing & Tempered Glass Location Requirements

Final Inspection Checklist

Energy Code Help Page - webinars, videos, lists of code compliance service providers

Miscellaneous Notes for Residential Construction

Deck Information Guide

Decks.com

Stair Geometry

Standard Deck Construction

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Tips for Choosing A Home Improvement Contractor

EPA Lead-Safe Certification Program

Maryland Codes Administration

Summary of the 2013 Maryland Smoke Alarm Law