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Somerset County, Maryland Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Somerset County, MD, adopted the 2000 IBC and IRC. Somerset County, MD, Municipal Code (adopted).

Helpful resources for Somerset County, 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.

Somerset County adopted the 2000 IRC, statewide. 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.

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Maryland Bldg. Performance Standards (2018 IRC)(Town of Somerset , MD Municipal Code)

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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: No

Ice Barrier

Comments

Somerset County, MD, adopted the 2000 IBC and IRC. Somerset County, MD, Municipal Code (adopted).

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.

It is not clear whether the county has adopted Appendix J as part of the code. Somerset County, MD, adopted the 2000 IBC and IRC. Somerset County, MD, Municipal Code (adopted). Appendix J provides guidance on existing buildings.

Commercial Building Code

Somerset County adopted a code that is yet to be identified .Please contact PLRB if you would like us to research this for you.

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. Maryland Bldg. Performance Standards (2018 IBC)(Town of Somerset , MD Municipal Code)

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Comments

Somerset County, MD, adopted the 2000 IBC and IRC. Somerset County, MD, Municipal Code (adopted).

Existing Buildings

Somerset County does not appear to have adopted the IEBC.

Other Building Codes

2000 International Energy Conservation Code