A system of rules and regulations to create safer buildings. Most cities or counties throughout the United States regulate building codes through their building departments using building inspectors and other city officials.
Below is a list of building codes that most building
departments accept throughout the United States. Remember, I used the
word most, because there are different building codes for different
states, counties and even cities.
Always and I mean always check with your local building department before doing any new stair construction, modifications or repairs. Most of the time, stair repairs can be made without acquiring a building permits, but it wouldn't hurt to call your local building and safety department, just to make sure.
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