These codes keep people safe and protect the integrity of our neighborhoods.
In most cases, the City of Philadelphia follows the 2018 International Code Council’s (ICC) family of codes with local exceptions.
To learn more, see our code bulletin about the implementation of the 2018 international codes.
|Philadelphia Code||International Code Edition|
|The Philadelphia Administrative Code|
|Philadelphia Building Code||2018 International Building Code1|
|Philadelphia Residential Code||2018 International Residential Code2|
|Philadelphia Mechanical Code||2018 International Mechanical Code|
|Philadelphia Existing Building Code||2018 International Existing Building Code1|
|Philadelphia Electrical Code||2017 National Electric Code|
|Philadelphia Performance Code||2018 International Performance Building Code|
|Philadelphia Energy Conservation Code||2018 International Energy Conservation Code|
|Philadelphia Fire Code||2018 Philadelphia Fire Code|
|Philadelphia Fuel Gas Code||2018 International Fuel Gas Code|
|Philadelphia Zoning Code|
|Philadelphia Plumbing Code||2018 International Plumbing Code1|
|Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code|
1 The accessibility provisions of the 2018 International Codes shall apply. The 2021 accessibility provisions adopted under the PA Construction Code Act are rescinded.
2 The residential provisions of the 2015 IRC, 2015 IECC, and 2014 NEC may be applied to applications filed up to August 13, 2022. Please see Code Bulletin B-2202 for more information.