Cambridge, Maryland Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Cambridge, MD, adopted the 2009 IBC and IRC. Cambridge, MD, Municipal Code § 4-1 (adopted), § 4-2 (amendments).

Helpful resources for Cambridge, Maryland include the following.

Residential Building Code

Maryland adopted a model state residential code but it is not in force unless adopted locally.See PLRB, Maryland Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Cambridge adopted the 2009 IRC, locally. 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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Maryland Bldg. Performance Standards (2021 IRC)(some jurisdictions are allowed to adopt earlier editions)(Cambridge, MD Sec. 4-1. - Adoption.)

...Pursuant thereto, the 2015 International Building Code, is hereby adopted as the building code of the city; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the 2015 International Building Code, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part of this Code as if fully set...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: No

Ice Barrier

Comments

Cambridge, MD, adopted the 2009 IBC and IRC. Cambridge, MD, Municipal Code § 4-1 (adopted), § 4-2 (amendments).

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.

Cambridge, MD, adopts all amendments and appendices, including Appendix J, as part of the code. Cambridge, MD, Municipal Code § 4-1 (adopted), § 4-2 (amendments). Appendix J provides guidance on existing buildings.

"Section R313.2 of the International Residential Code is hereby amended to read as follows: Automatic residential fire sprinkler systems shall NOT be required to be installed in one-family and two-family dwelling units. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such systems may be installed at the option of the property owner."

Commercial Building Code

Cambridge adopted the 2021 Virginia Building CodeYou can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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Maryland Bldg. Performance Standards (2021 IBC)(Cambridge, MD Sec. 4-1. - Adoption.)

...Pursuant thereto, the 2015 International Building Code, is hereby adopted as the building code of the city; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the 2015 International Building Code, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part of this Code as if fully set...

Comments

Cambridge, MD, adopted the 2009 IBC and IRC. Cambridge, MD, Municipal Code § 4-1 (adopted), § 4-2 (amendments).

Existing Buildings

Cambridge, MD, does NOT appear to have adopted the IEBC.

Other Building Codes

2012 IPMC