Building Codes



The Oneonta City Council passed a Resolution on August 27, 2013 to utilize the 2009 edition of the International Building Codes®.

All codes; Building Codes, Residential Codes, Plumbing Codes, Electrical Codes and Mechanical Codes all reference each other so one inspector shouldn’t contradict the other inspector.

However, it is most important that you do your part. Before you remodel, build or draw plans, ask questions. Inspectors will be happy to assist you in determining the functionality of your plans.

To help you, the 2009ed. of the International Codes are online.

Once you have determined your ambition, two complete sets of construction plans must be submitted to be reviewed by the Building Inspector and the Fire Marshal before and work is performed. Once reviewed and approved, construction or remodel may begin.

As a reminder, once an inspection has been completed and a certificate of occupancy has been granted, it is the property owner/occupant’s responsibility to make sure that the building, services and arrangements that were in place to achieve the certificate of occupancy remain in place and operational annually.

For more information on the 2009 Building Codes, contact the Oneonta Chief Building Inspector at 205-274-2127.