Additionally, the Department will enforce of the following codes on their respective effective date listed.
International Energy Conservation Code 2012 – now being enforced
International Mechanical Code, 2015 edition – August 1, 2015
International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 edition – August 1, 2015
International Plumbing Code, 2015 edition – August 1, 2015
All projects submitted on or after June 1, 2015 will be reviewed using the new regulations. To receive additional extension between June 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015, the contractor or design professional must request the extension in writing and demonstrate the hardship for transitioning to the 2015 codes. Until August 1, 2015, the 2009 edition of the International Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Plumbing Codes are being enforced.
Chapter Six of the New Castle County Code and its appendices contain amendments to the adopted codes and is available for download. Copies of the ICC Codes may be purchased from the Department of Land Use.
Property Maintenance Code
Chapter 7 of the New Castle County code deals with property maintenance and enforcement.