Codes and standards

What is a statewide code interpretation?

A statewide code interpretation is a binding interpretation of a specific code provision that applies to all jurisdictions. A consumer or jurisdiction may request a statewide code interpretation.

What is a site-specific code interpretation?

A site-specific code interpretation is a binding interpretation of a specialty provision for use by a municipality that applies to the specific facts and circumstances in one particular location. Only a building official for a jurisdiction may request a site-specific code interpretation.

How to request a code interpretation

What happens next?

The appropriate staff will consult with the you, local building officials, and advisory groups to help develop an interpretation. This process is usually completed within 30 days.​

Issued code interpretations​​

L​aws and rules

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