ICC I-CODE ORC
I-Codes: ORC - Residential Code of Ohio
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
The provisions of the "Residential Code of Ohio for One-, Two-, and Three-Family Dwellings" shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal, and demolition of every one-, two-, or three-family dwelling, any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures, or any accessory structure incidental to that dwelling house including electrical equipment associated with bodies of water as defined in article 680 of NFPA 70 as referenced in part IX, chapter 44. This code also applies to a one-family, two-family, or threefamily dwelling house that is used as a model to promote the sale of a similar dwelling house. No building or its equipment or accessories, to which the rules of the board apply shall be erected, constructed, or installed, except in conformity with the rules of the board.
This code also applies to such other residential occupancies as referenced and to the extent indicated in Section 310 of the "Ohio Building Code" or OBC.
1. Manufactured homes constructed under "24 CFR part 3280," "Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards" and used as a dwelling or by a park operator to promote the sale/rental of manufactured homes.
2. Multiple single-family dwelling structures more than three stories in height and with more than three dwelling units.
a. The structure of one-, two-, and three-family dwellings which are more than three stories in height shall comply with the structural requirements of the OBC or Section 106.5 of this code.
3. Residential buildings attached to occupancies that are within the scope of the OBC shall comply with the requirements of the "OBC."
4. Buildings or structures containing two or three dwelling units with a shared exit shall comply with the requirements of the "OBC."
5. Buildings or structures which are incident to the use for agricultural purposes of the land on which said buildings or structures are located, provided such buildings or structures are not used in the business of retail trade; for the purposes of this section, a building or structure is not considered used in the business of retail trade if fifty per cent or more of the gross income received from sales of products in the building or structure by the owner or operator is from sales of products produced or raised in a normal crop year on farms owned or operated by the seller (see Sections 3781.06 and 3781.061 of the Revised Code);
6. Agricultural labor camps;
7. Type A or Type B family day-care homes, except for the inspection required for licensure by the "Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS)." This required inspection shall be conducted by the certified building department having jurisdiction in accordance with the inspection checklist found on the board of building standard's website.
8. Buildings or structures which are designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with federal standards and regulations and are used primarily for federal and state military purposes where the U.S. secretary of defense, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. Sections 18233(A)(1) and 18237, has acquired by purchase, lease, or transfer, and constructs, expands, rehabilitates, or corrects and equips, such buildings or structures as he determines to be necessary to carry out the purposes of Chapter 1803 of the U.S.C.
9. Sewerage systems, treatment works, and disposal systems (including the tanks, piping, and process equipment associated with these systems) regulated by the legislative authority of a municipal corporation or the governing board of a county or special district owning or operating a publicly owned treatment works or sewerage system as stated in division (A) of Section 6111.032 of the Revised Code.
10. Building sewer piping.
11. Private water systems (including tanks, foundations, piping, and process equipment associated with these systems) regulated by the Ohio Department of Health in accordance with Section 3701.344 of the Revised Code.
12. Wind turbines, pumps, site lighting, and flagpoles not connected to building services equipment.
13. Fixed or floating docks (including the electrical wiring and lighting systems serving the docks not connected to building services equipment).
14. Retaining walls, bridges, walkways or site stairs unless associated with or necessary for the building or the building egress to comply with the rules of the board.
15. The applicable provisions of the OBC shall apply when installing components, equipment, and systems for which there are no provisions in this code.
16. When buildings regulated by the OBC are permitted to use the construction requirements of this code, such buildings remain within the scope of the OBC.