Vermont Code Info

Vermont Code Information

Fire & Building Safety Codes

The following information is maintained by the Vermont Department of Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety (802-479-7561 or 800-640-2106) and is provided here for convenience. Confirm current data before completing construction documents.

Energy Codes

Vermont Energy Codes are administered and maintained by the Vermont Department of Public Service (802-828-2811). For information on the current (2015) versions of the commercial and residential energy codes visit the following DPS pages:

Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES)

Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES)

The Energy Code Assistance Center (855-887-0673) is a call-in hotline (hosted at Efficiency Vermont) set up to answer questions or or provide further information, including energy code books available at no charge.

For overall Vermont building codes and regulations, visit the DFS site HERE. The Fire and Building Safety Code was updated in 2016 and is linked here

2015 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code Effective October 10, 2016

For a summary of the adopted rules and reference codes included in this Code, see:

Vermont Adopted Code Information Sheet

For further information or questions, visit or contact the Vermont Department of Public Service.

· For a listing of Minimum Ground Snow Loads Listed by Town, click here.