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.

Sprinklers in Manufactured Homes August 14, 2017

In a memo released today dated August 11, 2017, Norman Wang, Director of Maryland Codes Adminstration, stated "Under the current Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 05.02.04.15, the Department does not require fire sprinklers in manufactured homes. However, the departmtent's position does not preclude a local governmnet from setting its requirement of fire spronlers in manufactured homes2017-08-11 requirement of fire sprinkler…... Read More

Dave Hammerman MBOA Past President and Honorary Member Passed Away May 22, 2017

All,  I am greatly saddened to report that Dave Hammerman passed away earlier this evening at Gilchrest Hospice Care in Towson, MD after a long battle with cancer.  He is survived by his loving wife Rita, son Joel, daughters Mindy and Nicky and several grandchildren.  I believe Dave was 81.  Dave was one of the first four graduates of the…... Read More

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