The various Division of Codes and Standards programs are based on Code rooted in Law and implemented through rule and Regulation.Following is information, or links to information, concerning those Codes,Laws and Rule or Regulation.
  • Adopted Codes and Standards


    Code 


    Adoption Date 

    International Building Code -NJ ed., 2009 
    Obtained From: International Code Council, Inc. [888] 422-7233

    Sept-07-2010(w/tech. amendments at 
    NJAC 5:23-3.14

    National Electrical Code, 2011
    Obtained From: National Fire Protection Assoc 
    [617] 770-3000

    May-7-2012(w/tech. amendments at
    NJAC 5:23-3.16)

    National Standard Plumbing Code, 2009
    Obtained From: National Assoc. of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
    [800] 533-7694 or in New Jersey at [800] 652-7422

    Sept-07-2010
    (w/tech. amendments at 
    NJAC 5:23-3.15

    International Energy Conservation Code,2009(Residential)
    Obtained From: International Code Council [888] 422-7233 and
    ASHRAE 90.1-2007(Commercial) 
    (the link above is a courtesy copy to the 2010 edition as a link to the 2007 edition no longer is available)
    Obtanied From: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. [800] 527-4723

    Sept-07-2010(w/tech. amendments at 
    NJAC 5:23-3.18

    International Mechanical Code,2009
    Obtained From: International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    Sept-07-2010
    (w/tech. amendments at 
    NJAC 5:23-3.20

    International Fuel Gas Code,2009
    Obtained From: International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    Sept-07-2010
    (w/tech. amendments at 
    NJAC 5:23-3.22

    International Residential Code -NJ ed., 2009  Obtained From: International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    Sept-07-2010
    (w/tech. amendments at 
    NJAC 5:23-3.21

    Rehabilitation Subcode 5:23-6
    Obtained From: State of NJ, Department of Community Affairs,
    Division of Codes and Standards [609] 984-0040

    Updated Yearly

    Barrier-Free Subcode 5:23-7
    Obtained From : State of NJ, Department of Community Affairs,
    Division of Codes and Standards [609] 984-0040

    ANSI A117.1-2003
    Obtained From:
    ANSI 11 West 42nd St New York, NY 10036 or
    International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    May-7-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-7.2)

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  • Code Adoption History
    Code Adoption History
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  • Grace Period
    For a period of six months following the operative date of a subcode revision, applicants may submit a complete permit application, including all prior approvals, to be reviewed under the code in force immediately preceeding the subcode revision.  Provided that the application is complete, the construction official and applicable subcode officials shall perform the plan review and issue construction permit(s) based on the code in force immediately prior to the operative date of the subcode revision.  This grace period shall apply only to revisions of subcodes.
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  • Previously Adopted Codes Usable within Grace Period


    Code 


    Adoption Date 

    International Building Code -NJ ed., 2006 
    Obtained From:  International Code Council, Inc. [888] 422-7233

    Feb-20-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-3.14)

    National Electrical Code, 2008
    Obtained From:  National Fire Protection Assoc [617] 770-3000

    Apr-6-2009
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-3.16

    National Standard Plumbing Code, 2006 
    Obtained From:  National Assoc. of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
    [800] 533-7694 or in New Jersey at [800] 652-7422

    Feb-20-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-3.15) 

    International Energy Conservation Code -NJ ed., 2006 (Residential)
    Obtained From:  International Code Council [888] 422-7233 and
    ASHRAE 90.1-2004 (Commercial) 
    Obtanied From:  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
    Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. [800] 527-4723

    Feb-20-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-3.18) 

    International Mechanical Code, 2006 
    Obtained From:  International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    Feb-20-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-3.20)

    International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 
    Obtained From:  International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    Feb-20-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-3.22)

    International Residential Code -NJ ed., 2006 Obtained From:  International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    Feb-20-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-3.21) 

    Rehabilitation Subcode 5:23-6  
    Obtained From:  State of NJ, Department of Community Affairs,
    Division of Codes and Standards [609] 984-0040

    Updated Yearly

    Barrier-Free Subcode 5:23-7
    Obtained From :  State of NJ, Department of Community Affairs,
    Division of Codes and Standards [609] 984-0040

    ANSI A117.1-2003
    Obtained From: 
    ANSI 11 West 42nd St New York, NY 10036 or
    International Code Council [888] 422-7233

    May-7-2007
    (w/tech. amendments at NJAC 5:23-7.2)

     

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  • Current Administrative Rules and Regulations
    New Jersey State regulations, called rules, implement the statutes that are the legal basis for operating State programs and services.

    The New Jersey Administrative Code, an official publication of the State of New Jersey, compiles all effective rules adopted by State agencies and filed with the Office of Administrative Law. The New Jersey Administrative Code is regularly updated in a loose-leaf format organized by State agency content.

    The New Jersey Administrative Code is available from LexisNexis, the publisher licensed by the NJ Office of Administrative Law. A searchable online version of the Code is available at LexisNexis. The NJ Administrative Code may also be found in public libraries; contact your library directly for availability.

    Copies of rules are provided here as a courtesy and are not the official versions. Though every effort is made to ensure that the text provided here is identical to the official, legally effective versions of rule, if any discrepancies exist between the text at this website and the official version of the rules, the official version will govern.

    Construction Code Enforcement
    NJAC 5:12 Ski Lifts
    NJAC 5:14A Carnival-Amusement Rides
    NJAC 5:17 Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement Code
    NJAC 5:18 Liquefied Petroleum Gas
    NJAC 5:21 Residential Site Improvement Standards
    NJAC 5:23 Uniform Construction Code
    NJAC 5:23A Construction Board of Appeals

    Housing Code Enforcement
    NJAC 5:10 Maintenance of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings
    NJAC 5:10A Proprietary Campground Facility Health and Safety Standards

    Rooming and Boarding House Regulation and Assistance
    NJAC 5:15 Emergency Shelters for the Homeless
    NJAC 5:27 Regulations Governing Rooming and Boarding Houses
    NJAC 5:27A Standards for the Licensure of Residential Health Care Facilities

    New Home Warranty, Builder Registration and Related Homeowner Protection
    NJAC 5:13 Limited Dividend and Nonprofit Housing Corporations and Associations and Urban Renewal Entities
    NJAC 5:19 Continuing Care Retirement Community Rules
    NJAC 5:20 Title 5/ meetings of Governing Boards of Associations of Condominiums and other Planned Real Estate Developments
    NJAC 5:24 Condo, Fee Simple, Cooperative Conversion & Mobile Home Retirement
    NJAC 5:25 Regulations Governing New Home Warranties and Builders' Registration
    NJAC 5:26 Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act Regulations
    NJAC 5:29 Landlord Tenant Relations

    All Others
    NJAC 5:7 Urban and Rural Centers Unsafe Buildings Demolition Loan Fund
    NJAC 5:11 Relocation Assistance and Eviction
    NJAC 5:28 NJ State Housing Code
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  • Rule Proposals and Adoptions
    Rule Proposals and Adoptions
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