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The City of Portsmouth have adopted the following construction codes, copies of these documents are available at the Building Inspection Department (click here for price list), 3rd floor, Portsmouth City Hall. The City of Portsmouth amendments are available on this page in PDF format or at the Inspections department.

2006International Building CodeCity Building Amendment
2006International Residential Code City Residential Amendment

Swimming Pool, Spas & Hot Tubs Regulations
2006 International Fire Code City Fire Amendment
2006 International Plumbing Code City Plumbing Amendment
2006 International Mechanical Code City Mechanical Amendment
2006 International Energy Conservation Code
2009National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54)
2011 National Electric Code (NFPA 70) To view the International codes click here
2009 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) To view the NFPA codes click here

Copies of these documents and their Portsmouth Amendments, are available at the Building Inspection Department, 3rd floor, Portsmouth City Hall.

* The State of New Hampshire has adopted the 2009 editions of the International Building, Residential, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, and the 2009 Edition of NFPA 101, as mandatory minimum codes. Therefore these new editions supersede the locally adopted earlier editions. Please use the 2009 editions of the iCodes for new construction designs. One must also compare the locally adopted 2006 amendments with the 2009 text to determine the stricter requirement. The City of Portsmouth will be formally adopting the 2009 editions of these codes (with amendments) in the near future.