MA Building Code 10th Edition Update

The draft of the Massachusetts State Building Code (10th Edition) was approved by the Healey Administration on December 11, 2023, to move forward to public hearings. The dates and locations for the public hearings have been formally announced as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (In-Person)
    Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
    1350 Tremont St Boston, MA 02120
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (Virtual)
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    Meeting ID: 221 842 912 364 Passcode: ZaGJch
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  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (In-Person)
    Springfield Technical Community College
    One Armory Square – B2 Auditorium Springfield, MA 01105
    (use parking lot K/Building 2 Scibelli Hall Auditorium)

Interested Parties will be given an opportunity to present testimony orally or in writing at these hearings. The Board will also accept written comments regarding the regulations sent via email at or by mail at this address: Board of Building Regulations and Standards Division of Occupational Licensure – Office of Public Safety and Inspections 1000 Washington Street, 7th Floor Boston, MA 02118.

In addition to these hearings, written comments can be submitted to the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) by 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2024. BBRS meetings are scheduled to occur on March 12th, April 9th, and May 14th following the public comment period. It is unknown how many meetings the BBRS will need to finalize and formally vote to adopt the 10th Edition. Given the limited time between the public comment period and the BBRS meeting in March, we anticipate the Board vote to occur during the April meeting and for the 10th Edition to be promulgated by the Secretary of State in either May or June of this year. A 6-month concurrency period is anticipated to be offered following the formal adoption date.

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