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.

American Wood Council & Virginia Tech Announce Short Coarse November 23, 2016

General Information What You Will Learn This course will focus on practical code-conforming design of wood structures based on provisions of the 2015 NDS and other AWC standards. At the beginning of the course, we will review the structural design properties of lumber, the derivation of allowable design stresses, and safety factors that are involved in the design process. We…... Read More

Bryant Elected to ICC post and Ellwood receives ICC Presidents Award October 19, 2016

MBOA's  Bill Bryant was elected Secretary Treasurer of ICC at the annual business meeting in Kansas City. As an Honorary member of both ICC and MBOA, Bill has held every executive position on the MBOA Board and was instrumental in the formation of Region VII. Bill's election as Secretary Treasurer places him on the fast track for President of ICC.…... Read More


Happy Birthday MBOA June 13 marks an important day in the history of MBOA. June 13, 1971 Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA) awarded what was then called The Maryland Association of Building Officials official Chapter status. 45 years ago MBOA was born! The Maryland Association of Building Officials, Chapter 11, operated under that name until sometime in the…... 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