City of Burlington, Vermont

City of Burlington, Vermont

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Adopted Codes & Standards

The primary model codes adopted in the State and administered in the City of Burlington include:

Bulletin Board Code Update

State of Vermont adopts 2015 Model Codes and standards.  The Effective date is;  October 10, 2016. 

Copy of the 2015 Model Codes; (NFPA 1, 101, & International Building Code) may be found at the Burlington Fletcher Free Library located on College Street 

Please visit the State of Vermont Division of Fire & Safety to down load the 2015 State of Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code that offers code adoptions and list of amendments to the new 2015 codes.

Other major codes & standards as adopted and governed by the State of Vermont Fire & Building Life Safety Code (VTF&BLSC), including but not limited to the following most recent editions of:   


  • NFPA 1 Code for Photovoltaic Systems 

  • Vermont Standards For Energy Efficient Commercial Construction (CBES)

  • Vermont's Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (RBES)

  • Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, NFPA 10

  • Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 13

  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, NFPA 30

  • Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment, NFPA 31

  • National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54

  • Liquid Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58

  • National Electrical Code, NFPA 70

  • National Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72

  • Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, NFPA 90A

  • Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking, NFPA 96

  • Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances, NFPA 211

  • Explosive Materials Code, NFPA 495

  • Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures, NFPA 914

  • Code for Fireworks Display, NFPA 1123

  • Code for the Manufacture, Trans., Storage and Retail Sales of Fireworks, NFPA 1124

  • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings & Other Structures, ASCE 7

  • Historic Vermont Fire & Building Codes  

Resources and Links

  • Hard copies of the model codes are available for reference at the following locations:

    • City Clerks Office, 149 Church Street

    • Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street 

    • City Attorney's Office, 149 Church Street

    • Department of Public Works, 645 Pine Street.    

  • City of Burlington Code of Ordinances    

    • Building - Chapter 8

    • Plumbing - Chapter 25

    • Electrical - Chapter 12

    • Fire Protection & Prevention - Chapter 13

    • Housing Code - Chapter 18

    • Sandwich Board Sign Ordinance - Chapter 21

    • Excavation - Chapter 27