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The Massachusetts Board of Regulations and Standards has issued the 9th edition of the State Building Code (780 Code of Massachusetts Regulations).  It was published in Massachusetts Register #1350, and it became effective on October 20, 2017.  There is a concurrency period with the 8th edition from October 20, 2017 until December 31, 2017.  Building permit applications for projects using the 8th edition code provisions need to be filed on or before December 31, 2017.  “Applications received on or after January 1, 2018, where the project has been designed to the eighth edition, will be returned to the applicant. The applicant will either need to revise construction documents to comply with ninth edition standards or seek relief through the Building Code Appeals Board (BCAB).”   The 9th edition is based upon the 2015 version of the codes published by the International Code Council (ICC) with Massachusetts amendments.   The ICC codes include: International Residential Code, International Building Code, International Existing Buildings Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Mechanical Code, International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, and International Fire Code. Contact any Massachusetts Trial Court Law Library for either the State Building Code or the ICC codes.

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