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Brooklyn, Ohio Building Codes

Updated : 05/22/2024

Overview

The State of Ohio adopts and enforces a set of statewide mandatory construction codes. The building codes are strictly mandated throughout the state; however, local jurisdictions may adopt additional more stringent provisions so long as they are not in conflict with the state code. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3781.01(A). Furthermore, jurisdictions may seek variances from the state for certain provisions that are in conflict with the code yet are deemed necessary to secure the health and safety within the local governing authority’s jurisdiction. Id.(C)(2)(b).

The State of Ohio adopts the following codes:

  • The 2024 Ohio Building Code – based on the 2021 International Building Code. Ohio Admin. Code § 4101.1 and Brooklyn, OH, Muni. Code § 1301 (adoption).
  • The 2019 Ohio Residential Code for One-, Two-, and Three-Family Dwellings – based on the 2018 International Residential Code. Ohio Admin. Code § 4101.8, Brooklyn, OH, Muni. Code § 1305.01 (adoption), and § 1305.02 (amendments).
  • The 2024 Ohio Existing Building Code – based on the 2021 International Existing Building Code. Ohio Admin. Code § 4101:1-34-01 (adoption and amendments).
Helpful resources for Brooklyn, Ohio include the following.

Residential Building Code

Ohio adopted a statewide mandatory residential code that will control; however, local governments are free to make laws more strict (with some limitations).See PLRB, Ohio Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Brooklyn adopted the 2018 IRC, statewide with limitations. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2019 Residential Code of Ohio (2018 IRC)(Brooklyn, OH 1305.02 DEFINITIONS AND AMENDMENTS.)

...The Residential Code of Ohio for One, Two and Three-Family Dwellings adopted herein is hereby amended and changed in the following respects: (1) Section R101.1. Insert: City of Brooklyn. (2) Section R105.2. Delete: Building: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5. (3) Section R112.1. Amend: Board of Appeals. R112.1 General....

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: No

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Brooklyn ? Yes
Citation: Ohio Admin. Code 4101.8-3 - 301.2(1) (Design criteria).
Municipal Code https://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4101:8-3-01v1.
Comments:

Ohio completed Table 301.2(1), Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria, and indicated that ice barriers are required. Ohio Admin. Code § 4101.8-3-01, Table 301.2(1)

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Ford Dawn Administrative Assistant dford@brooklynohio.gov 216-635-4203

Comments

The State of Ohio adopts and enforces a set of statewide mandatory construction codes. The building codes are strictly mandated throughout the state; however, local jurisdictions may adopt additional more stringent provisions so long as they are not in conflict with the state code. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3781.01(A). Furthermore, jurisdictions may seek variances from the state for certain provisions that are in conflict with the code yet are deemed necessary to secure the health and safety within the local governing authority’s jurisdiction. Id.(C)(2)(b).

The State of Ohio adopted the Residential Code of Ohio for One-, Two-, and Three-Family Dwellings – based on the 2018 International Residential Code. Ohio Admin. Code § 4101.8.

Drip Edges

State amendments modify the drip-edge provision of the IRC to no longer explicitly require drip-edges, referring instead to sections. 903.1 and 905.1, which require installing roof coverings in accordance with the approved manufacturer’s installation instructions. Ohio Admin. Code 4101:8-9-01 §§ 905.2.85, 903.1, and 905.1.

Existing Buildings

Existing buildings, meaning buildings that were built in accordance to code at the time of construction, typically merit extra consideration in a current updated code.

There is no mention of the adoption of Appendix J of the 2018 IRC.

Ohio adopted the 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), chapters 2 to 16 and Resource A, with amendments, as the 2024 Ohio Existing Building Code. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3781.10(A)(1) (authority); Ohio Admin. Code § 4101:1-34-01 (adoption and amendments) (Ohio official site has not updated this section as of March 4, 2024); 2024 OEBC.

Commercial Building Code

Brooklyn adopted the 2021 IBC, statewide with limitations. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2017 Ohio Building Code (2015 IBC)(Brooklyn, OH Municipal Code)

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Comments

The State of Ohio adopts and enforces a set of statewide mandatory construction codes. The building codes are strictly mandated throughout the state; however, local jurisdictions may adopt additional more stringent provisions so long as they are not in conflict with the state code. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3781.01(A). Furthermore, jurisdictions may seek variances from the state for certain provisions that are in conflict with the code yet are deemed necessary to secure the health and safety within the local governing authority’s jurisdiction. Id.(C)(2)(b).

The State of Ohio adopted the 2024 Ohio Building Code – based on the 2021 International Building Code. Ohio Admin. Code § 4101.1.

Existing Buildings

Ohio adopted the 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), chapters 2 to 16 and Resource A, with amendments, as the 2024 Ohio Existing Building Code. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3781.10(A)(1) (authority); Ohio Admin. Code § 4101:1-34-01 (adoption and amendments) (Ohio official site has not updated this section as of March 4, 2024); 2024 OEBC.

Other Building Codes

Ohio’s building codes contain references to other codes that are applicable as references in limited scope as specified by the building or residential codes. These codes include: 

Brooklyn, Ohio, adopted the International Property Maintenance Code. Brooklyn, OH, Muni. Code § 1309.01 (adoption) and § 1309.02 (amendments).