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1968 Building Code

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The Department of Buildings is making the 1968 Building Code available on the Web without a fee for resource and for reference purposes only.

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  1. 1968 Building Code Volume 1 (6 mb) (amended date range)
  2. 1968 Building Code Volume 2 (11 mb) (amended date range)

Disclaimer: The Department of Buildings provides this Web version of the 1968 Building Code for reference and informational purposes only. The print version of the 1968 Building Code, together with any Local Laws (amendments) adopted by the City Council subsequent to the most recent update to the print version, remains the official version.

1968 Building Code Updates

The 1968 Building Code updates after July 1, 2008.

  • RS 4-4 The Flood Hazard Mapping Program, administered by FEMA, has adopted a new flood hazard information product, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM), which will become effective on September 5, 2007. The DFIRM database is a digital version of the FEMA flood insurance rate map that is designed for use with digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. This amendment has been enacted promptly to ensure the City of New York’s continued compliance and eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  • RS 4-4 Amendment This amendment updates the FEMA FIRMs to incorporate a Letter of Map Amendment Approved by FEMA in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, resulting from the placement of fill. This amendment will ensure New York City's continued compliance with and eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program.

  • New York State Laws of 2010 Chapter 225 An act to amend the multiple dwelling law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to clarifying certain provisions relating to occupancy of class A multiple dwellings. View Chapter 225 Amendment.

  • Local Law 141 of 2013 This local law repealed the following provisions of the 1968 Building Code: 27-123.1, 27-123.2, 27-292.1, 27-292.2, 27-292.3, 27-292.4, 27-292.5, 27-292.6, 27-292.7, 27-292.8, 27-292.9, 27-292.10, 27-292.11, 27-292.12, 27-292.13, 27-292.14, 27-292.15, 27-292.16, 27-292.17, 27-292.18, 27-292.19, 27-292.20, 27-307, 27-308, 27-309, 27-310, 27-311, 27-312, 27-313, 27-314, 27-315, 27-316, 27-316.1, 27-317, 27-317.1, 27-317.2, RS4-2, RS4-3, RS4-4, RS4-5, RS4-6.

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