Welcome to Maryland Building Officials Association

Welcome to the Maryland Building Officials webpage.
The primary purpose of the Association is to stimulate progress and improve the standards of building code enforcement practices in the Cities and Counties within the State of Maryland and to create a better public understanding of the proper administration of building and related codes and ordinances, and their importance to the safety, welfare and prosperity of the municipalities and counties within the State of Maryland.

Governor Hogan Issues Proclamation April 27, 2017

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing May as Building Safety Month. In his proclamation the Governor encouraged all Marylanders "to raise awareness of the importance of building safety and resilient construction, fire prevention, disaster mitigation, and new technolgies in the construction industry." Code Officials- Partners in community Safety and Economic Growth is this years official theme. Governor's Proclamation…... Read More

DHCD Announces Acceptance of Energy Code Modifications April 20, 2017

In a letter addressed to all Maryland Building Officials, the Department of Housing and Community Development announced yesterday that pursuant to the authority granted in COMAR 05.02.07 they will now be accepting modifications to the IECC as long as such modification does not weaken the code. This announcement is generally viewed as a major help to local jurisdications by allowing the local…... Read More

New Changes to Treated Wood Standard February 22, 2016

The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) has changed the U1 standards for treated wood used in residential, agricultural and commercial applications.... Read More