The 2010 Residential Code of New York State is a fully integrated custom code based on the 2006 International Residential Code.
It has been updated to reflect the latest technological advances in building design and construction. This comprehensive residential code establishes minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes of three stories or less.
The provisions of the 2010 Residential Code of New York State apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories in height above grade with separate means of egress and their accessory structures and one-family dwellings converted to bed and breakfast dwellings.
The 2010 Residential Code of New York State is intended to provide minimum requirements to safeguard public safety, health and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.