New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes
The People's Department
The home page of New York State's Department of State.
The Division of Building Standards and Codes (BSC) administers the mandatory statewide Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code). The Division provides a variety of services related to the Uniform Code and Energy Code. It provides technical assistance, administers variances, delivers educational courses, oversees the enforcement practices of local governments and serves as secretariat to the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council. The Albany Central Office and eleven regional offices throughout the state provide regional service to elected officials and local code enforcement personnel regarding general requirements for code enforcement. The Division program was created by Chapter 707 of the Laws of 1981. The New York Legislature enacted Article 18 of the Executive Law, directing the formulation of a Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code). The Uniform Code is designed to cover new construction, building rehabilitation, fire safety, and housing maintenance.
International Code Council
"People Helping People Build a Safer World"
The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
Hudson Valley Code Enforcement Officials Educational Conference
An Annual Educational Conference
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.
Mission: "To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being."
DEC's goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.
New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Created in 2010, DHSES and its four offices -- Counter Terrorism, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention and Control, and Interoperable and Emergency Communications -- provide leadership, coordination and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires and other emergencies.
NYSBOC is a membership association comprised of Code Enforcement and Fire Officials throughout the State of New York. As First Preventers we are dedicated to promoting public safety through the enforcement of building and fire codes in new and existing structures.
Eastern States Building Officials Federation
"The man who stops learning today is uneducated tomorrow."Newton Diehl Baker, 1871 – 1937
The Eastern States Building Officials Federation is an organization which represents the interests of code officials in the geographic areas covered by the following States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The select boundary is not absolute and membership from contiguous States and Canadian Provinces is invited.
The Federation membership is made up of code officials who are engaged in actively enforcing, administering and/or formulating laws and ordinances relating to the construction, maintenance, or use of buildings and other structures, or to those who, even though retired, continue to assist the public in an advisory capacity.
Tri County NYSBOC
The NYSBOC Chapter of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties
Tri County Chapter of NYSBOC is a membership association comprised of Code Enforcement and Fire Officials throughout the State of New York. As First Preventers we are dedicated to promoting public safety through the enforcement of building and fire codes in new and existing structures.
Finger Lakes Building Officials Association
"Fire Preventers Save Lives"
Since 1972 the Finger Lakes Building Officials Association, Inc. has been promoting properly built housing, consistent code enforcement, and educational opportunities for municipal code enforcement officials and building inspectors throughout New York State.
FLBOA is comprised of over 280 county and municipal code enforcement officials from the Finger Lakes region of New York and beyond. Geographically we represent 7 counties. Our mission is to promote professionalism and consistency in the application and enforcement of building codes throughout our area. We achieve these goals through education, development, practice and enforcement of building codes utilizing our combined resources.