Tuesday, March 29, 2011

8th Edition MA Residential Code, effective February 4, 2011

"The 8th edition residential code (for one and two family dwellings and townhouses three stories and less) became effective with the February 4, 2011 Massachusetts Register. The 7th edition residential code will remain in effect concurrently with the new 8th edition until August 4, 2011. During the concurrency period a project can be designed using either edition. The deadline for filing a permit application for projects designed using the 7th edition is August 3, 2011.

The 8th edition residential code is comprised of the International Residential Code 2009 (IRC) and a separate package with Massachusetts amendments. The IRC is sold by the International Code Council www.iccsafe.org and the Massachusetts amendments package will be available at the State House Bookstore (617-727-2834)."