Code Requirements

Overview

The Code of Calvert County requires that residential and commercial structures comply with the following code / standards.

Code TypeCode / StandardsLocal Amendments
Accessibility CodeMaryland Accessibility Code: MAC 2012
(ref: COMAR 05.02.02)

Building - Residential1988 Minimum Livability Code
2009 International Residential Code
View the International Code Council website
View Calvert County Code
Building - Commercial2009 International Building Code
View the International Code Council website
View Calvert County Code
Electric2017 National Electric CodeView Calvert County Code (PDF)
FireFire Codes and Regulations are administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention Code (PDF)

Gas2011 NFPA 58 Liquid Petroleum Gas Code
(effective 3/1/14)

Gas2012 NFPA 54 Fuel Gas Code
(effective 3/1/14)

Grading2011 Sediment Control Ordinance
Storm Water Management Ordinance
1993 Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance
View the Public Works Department website

Life SafetyLife Safety Codes and Regulations are administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal
View the Office of the State Fire Marshal website (PDF)
View the Office of the State Fire Marshal website
Livability1988 Minimum Livability CodeView Calvert County Code
Plumbing2015 NSPC Illustrated Plumbing Code (effective 3/1/14)
View Calvert County Code (PDF)


Copies

Please contact the office for availability.

Code BookCode / Standards
Cost
Building - Residential2009 International Residential Code
Building - Commercial2009 International Building Code
Local Amendments to IBC/IRC2011 Calvert County Amendments to IBC/IRC$5
Electric2017 National Electrical Code
Local Amendments to NEC2012 Calvert County Amendments to NEC$5
FireFire Codes and Regulations are administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal
View the Office of the State Fire Marshal website

View the Office of the State Fire Marshal website
Gas2011 NFPA 58 Liquid Petroleum Gas Code
(effective 3/1/14)

Gas2012 NFPA 54 Fuel Gas Code
(effective 3/1/14)

Grading1993 Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance
View the Public Works Department website
Copies available in the Department of Public Works
Life SafetyLife Safety Codes and Regulations are administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal
View the Office of the State Fire Marshal website
View the Office of the State Fire Marshal website
Livability1988 Minimum Livability Code$6
Plumbing2015 NSPC Illustrated Plumbing Code
(effective 3/1/14)

Local Amendments to NSPC1972 Calvert County Amendments to NSPC$3