- On May 12, 2020 the 2017 National Electrical Code will be in effect in New York State.
- Since October 3, 2016, in New York State we are enforcing the 2014 National Electrical Code through the 2015 ICC Building Codes as amended by the 2017 NYS Uniform Code Supplement for both residential and non-residential construction.
- All local jurisdictions State-wide, with the exception of New York City, are required to enforce the 2014 National Electrical Code.
- New York State is on track to adopt the 2020 NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and State Energy Code on May 12, 2020. Once the 2020 NYS Code does get adopted and becomes law in New York State, the 2017 National Electrical Code will be enforced throughout the State. In preparation for the upcoming Code changes, New York Electrical Inspection Agency will be offering Electrical Code Change Classes. Please visit our Continuing Education Classes page on this website for additional information.
- Please note, that once the new 2020 NYS Code is adopted, there will not be the usual six month grace period where the 2014 National Electrical Code could still be applicable. New York State has stated that all building permit issued prior to May 12, 2020 will follow the 2014 National Electrical Code and any building permit issued on May 12, 2020 or after must follow the 2017 National Electrical Code.
- Anyone with questions please call our main office at 585-436-4460.
2020-Adoption of the 2017 NEC in NY