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A Notice of Adoption was published on September 29, 2010 establishing an effective date of December 28, 2010 for the 2010 New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the New York State Energy Conservation Code. Building permits submitted on or after the effective date will be reviewed for compliance with the 2010 NYS Building Codes.

The 2010 Building Codes of New York State can be viewed by visiting

 This section will be updated as new codes are implemented.

New Code Requirements for Certificates' of Compliance:

Emergency Guide: FC 408.9.1

- Emergency Guides are required for multiple dwellings (R-2)  and required to be given to each tenant prior to initial occupancy.

Fire ExtinguishersFC 906

- Multiple dwellings are required to have fire extinguishers installed per FC 906.

Smoke AlarmsPMC 704.2

- Smoke alarms are now required to be installed on a ceiling or wall in each bedroom and outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms.

Carbon Monoxide DetectorsFC 610

- Carbon Monoxide Detector requirements were revised  in the 2010 version of the Fire Code to include; a 15' maximum distance that a CO detector can be installed from a bedroom and a CO detector must be installed on the same story as the CO source.

Exit Signs: FC 1029.7

- Exit signs are required in multiple dwellings (Group R-2) where the exit or path of egress travel is not immediatly visible to the occupants. Exit signs shall be internally or externally illuminated. (FC1029.7.4)

Illumination Emergency Power: FC 1029.9

-Emergency lights are required in the means of egress where occupancies require two or more means of egress. 


New from the NYS 2010 Codes:

Emergency Guide: FC 408.9.1

Carbon Monoxide Detectors:  FC 610

Fire Extinguishers: FC 906

Smoke Alarms: PMC 704.2

Additions and Alterations:  EBC 302.1

Arc-fault circuit interrupter: RC 3802.11

Receptacles: RC 3902.14

Swimming Pools and Spa Alarms: RC G107.1


New from the NYS 2007 Codes:

Fire Extinguishers: FC 906

Smoke Alarms:  PMC 704.2

Carbon Monoxide Detectors:  FC 611