Pennsylvania: Codes, Standards & Regulations

In February 2022, Pennsylvania transitioned from the 2015 I-Codes to the 2018 versions including the 2017 National Electric Code.

The State of Pennsylvania announced it will adopt the listed 2018 Codes as identified by the PA Department of Labor.   

  • 2018 ISPSC Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code with the 2017 National Electric Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (includes PHTA energy efficiency standards for pools, spas & hot tubs)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (without amendment)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code

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Public Codes

Construction Code

2017 NEC Code

2018 International Energy Code (including PHTA energy efficency standards)

Order Referenced ANSI/PHTA Standards

Operating Requirements

Pesticide Applicator License

ADA Requirements - YES

Residential Codes

PA Uniform Construction Code 2015 International Residential (IRC) Code 

2017 National Electrical Code

Order Referenced ANSI/PHTA Standards

  • 2018 International Pool & Spa Code