2019 Residential Code of Ohio

2019 Residential Code of Ohio

Adoption Info

Official title
2019 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO)

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Overview
The 2019 Residential Code of Ohio is based on the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) with Ohio-specific amendments. This code sets the minimum standards for the construction, alteration, repair, and maintenance of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses within the state of Ohio. It aims to ensure public safety, health, and general welfare through structural strength, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety from fire and other hazards.

Effective Date
The 2019 Residential Code of Ohio became effective on July 1, 2019.

Amendments
The Ohio Board of Building Standards has incorporated several amendments to the 2018 IRC to address specific requirements and conditions unique to Ohio. These amendments include modifications to foun