Permit and Building Code Resources:


US Census Permits Index

This Census Bureau site lets you search for permits issued by state, metropolitan area, and other criteria, and includes updated statistics on national building permits as well as documentation.

Permit Place

Includes links to most of the United States local municipalities’ permits. If you need a building or environmental permit, just find your city and click the link.

Permits Online
Burnham Online

Building Code Resources:

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

A private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

Building Officials Code Administrators Intl. (BOCA)

Offers support to the professional community and code enforcement training.

Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)

Provides technical, educational and administrative support to governmental departments and agencies engaged in building codes administration and enforcement.

DOE Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS)

Offers a guide to building codes across the nation. Learn about federal construction regulations and rules.

International Code Council (ICC/CABO)

Outlines model codes and construction and safety standards in the United States.

International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)

Includes a link to the International Building Code Handbook.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (ASHRAE)

Offers links to HVAC standards as well as training, events, etc., for HVAC contractors

Building Codes, Construction Standards, Building Permit Information & Links

Information about building code officials, code books, building permit
departments, national and international construction standards, model energy
codes, and residential construction guidelines.

Building Codes & Standards – Information Sources

Part of the University of California at Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library, this site lists links to a variety of building codes (including obscure ones) and code organizations.

Code Check

Offers a guide to writing safe codes for plumbing, mechanics and homes. See samples of the publication and order the book.

Code Links and Other Resources

A detailed and searchable listing of building codes, code-writing organizations, and standard-writing organizations