PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDING CODE
In this chapter:
I. "Building" means building as defined and interpreted by the International Code Council's International Building Code 2015, as amended by the state building code review board and ratified by the legislature in accordance with RSA 155-A:10.
II. "County" means the local legislative body of a county in which there are unincorporated towns or unorganized places.
III. "Local enforcement agency" means for a municipality that has adopted enforcement provisions or additional regulations under RSA 674:51 or RSA 47:22, the building inspector, code official, or other local government official qualified and authorized to make inspections and to enforce the laws, ordinances, and rules enacted by the state and by local government that establish standards and requirements applicable to the construction, alteration, or repair of buildings. For the purpose of enforcement of the state fire code for buildings and structures not owned by the state, the local enforcement agency means the municipal fire chief or his or her representative, pursuant to RSA 154:2, II.
IV. "New Hampshire building code" or "state building code" means the adoption by reference of the International Building Code 2015, the International Existing Building Code 2015, the International Plumbing Code 2015, the International Mechanical Code 2015, the International Energy Conservation Code 2015, the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2015, and the International Residential Code 2015, as published by the International Code Council, and the National Electrical Code 2017, as amended by the state building code review board and ratified by the legislature in accordance with RSA 155-A:10. The provisions of any other national code or model code referred to within a code listed in this definition shall not be included in the state building code unless specifically included in the codes listed in this definition.
IV-a. "New Hampshire fire code" or "state fire code" means the state fire code as defined in RSA 153:1 and as amended by rules adopted pursuant to RSA 153:5.
V. "Person" means any individual or organized group of any kind, including partnerships, corporations, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and other forms of association, as well as federal, state or local instrumentalities, political subdivisions, or officers.
VI. "Structure" means structure as defined and interpreted by the International Code Council's International Building Code 2015, as amended by the state building code review board and ratified by the legislature in accordance with RSA 155-A:10.
Source. 2002, 8:3. 2003, 245:1. 2006, 112:1. 2007, 187:1-3. 2009, 41:2. 2012, 242:7-10, eff. June 18, 2012. 2014, 314:4, eff. Jan. 1, 2015. 2017, 201:3, eff. Jan. 1, 2018. 2019, 250:1-3, eff. Sept. 15, 2019.