The 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code (MSBC) is comprised of

The 2015 ICC (International Code Council) Adopted Codes with  Massachusetts Amendments 780 CMR

Residential Codes

  • 9th Edition Massachusetts Amendments to the IRC (International Residential Code): 780 CMR 51.00
  • ICC 2015 IRC  International Residential Code - Detached one and two family dwellings (townhouses 3 stories or less)

Commercial Codes

  • 9th Edition Massachusetts Amendments to the IBC (International Building Code): 780 CMR
  • ICC 2015 IBC:  International Building Code – Commercial Base Code
  • ICC 2015 IEBC:  International Existing Building Code – Existing Commercial Buildings
  • Architectural Access Board: 521 CMR  - Accessibility Codes

Energy Codes

  • ICC 2015 IECC International Energy Conservation Code – Commercial and Residential
Sheet Metal & Mechanical Codes

  • Mechanical systems, ventilation, exhaust systems & duct systems
  • Sheet Metal Code - Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers: 271 CMR
  • ICC 2015 IMC: International Mechanical Code – Commercial and Residential

Swimming Pool & Spa Codes

  • ICC 2015 ISPSC: International Swimming Pool & Spa Code

Electrical, Fire, Plumbing and Gas Codes

  • Electrical Code: 2017 National Electric Code (NFPA 70) with Mass Amendments 527 CMR 12
  • Fire Prevention Code: 2015 NFPA 1 with Mass Amendments 527 CMR 1
  • ICC 2015 IFC: Portions of the International Fire Code as referenced in the IBC
  • Plumbing and Gas Code: 248 CMR 10 - Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Links: (Will bring you to another website)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations CMR Index

International Code Council Public Access

National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)

Ipswich Town Charter & Bylaws

Ipswich Zoning Bylaws