Subject: Notice of Building Code Update
Board of Building Standards Stakeholder:
At its meeting on August 11, 2023, the Board of Building Standards adopted the update to the Ohio Building, Mechanical & Plumbing Codes by incorporating by reference the 2021 International Building, Mechanical, Plumbing & Existing Building Codes (I-Codes) with Ohio amendments effective March 1, 2024.
The Board initiated the rule change process in March 2023 and the rules have been available in draft form on the Board’s website. The final adopted rules with detailed summaries can be found at the following links:
2024 Ohio Building Code Rules Effective March 1, 2024.pdf (includes the incorporation of the 2021 IEBC with Ohio amendments)
A reminder that the Board adopted the I-Codes by reference which means that the above rules do not duplicate model code language unchanged by Ohio in the OBC, OMC & OPC rules. Free online access to the entire 2024 Ohio Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Existing Building Codes with search and copy and paste functionality will be available on the International Code Council’s (ICC) Ohio eCode Bookshelf no later than November 1, 2023: Ohio Building Codes – ICC Digital Codes (iccsafe.org)
In the meantime, code users can familiarize themselves with the new codes by reviewing the 2021 I-Codes which are available for view for free on ICC’s website and compare those documents with the Ohio changes listed in the above adopted rules:
If you have questions regarding this update, please contact the Board Office at (614) 644-2613 or BBS@com.ohio.gov.
Regina S. Hanshaw
Ohio Board of Building Standards