2020 Building Code of New York State
|Publication Date:||1 November 2019|
The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, relocation, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.
Application of the provisions of the Residential Code of New York State to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of the following buildings and structures, provided that such building or structure is not more than three stories above grade plane in height, and their accessory structures not more than three stories above grade plane in height:
Detached one-family dwellings,
Detached two-family dwellings, in which each dwelling unit has a separate means of egress,
Bed and breakfast dwellings,
Live/work units that (1) are located in townhouses, and (2) comply with the requirements of Section 419 of this code; and
Owner-occupied lodging houses that (1) have five or fewer guestrooms and (2) are provided with a residential fire sprinkler system complying with Section P2904 of the Residential Code of New York State.
Agricultural buildings, including barns, sheds, poultry houses and other buildings and equipment on the premises that are used directly and solely for agricultural purposes, shall not be subject to the construction- related provisions of this code.
Construction trailers that are used as temporary offices for the purpose of monitoring construction at a construction site shall not be subject to this code.
Structures such as radio and television transmission, communication and wind generation towers, and ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays that are neither a building appurtenance nor are attached to a building shall not be subject to this code.
Standards for construction of sleeping quarters in a children's overnight camp as defined in Public Health Law Section 1392(1) shall be governed by Public Health Law Section 1394(1) and the regulations promulgated by the Public Health Council. See Executive Law Section 378(1). As of the date of this publication, the Public Health Council's regulations for children's overnight camps are found in 10 NYCRR Subpart 7-2 ("Children's Camps").