Code Opinions

The New Castle County Inspections Section strives to provide accurate and consistent applications of the International Codes for our customers. However, from time to time an occasion will arise where we need input from the International Code Council (ICC) regarding a specific code section. In these cases, a request is sent to the ICC and a Staff Code Interpretation is provided in return. These impartial third-party decisions are received from the ICC to assist jurisdictions in applying the code fairly and accurately. Please note that the items located below are interpretations that we have accumulated for past and present code adoptions, and some interpretations might not be applicable to a more recent version of the code. We will continue to update this page as new interpretations are requested.

Specific questions regarding code interpretations should be directed to the New Castle County Department of Land Use at (302) 395-5400.