Stay Current on Electrical Codes by State
This page summarizes the major provisions of the electrical codes in your state. For more current or detailed information, contact us at (301) 621-9545 or toll free at (800) 470-3013.
Maryland has two separate codes for buildings: The Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS) and the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code (MBRC). Both of these codes are in line with the 2005 National Electrical Code (NEC).
Licensing: Electrical Inspectors/ Services
Department of State Police
Office of the State Fire Marshal
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Maryland Codes Administration
Effective May 1, 2008 the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSWBC) is based on the 2006 ICC family of codes. All residential construction and non-residential construction will use the 2005 National Electrical Code (NEC).
Virginia Board for Contractors
Department of Professional Occupational Regulation
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Installations must conform to the 2005 National Electrical Code (NEC), supplemented by additional requirements which constitute the DC Construction Codes.
As of January 1, 2007, The Department of Labor and Industry implemented the 2005 National Electrical Code (NEC).
Construction Regulation Department of General Services
Public Works – Headquarters Building
18th & Herr Street, Room 104
Harrisburg, PA 17125
(717) 772-3399 fax
Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety
Department of Labor and Industry
1600 Labor and Industry Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Installations must conform to the 2005 National Electrical Code (NEC).
The 2008 Electrical Code was effective from January 1, 2008 and is currently effective.
Office of State Fire Marshal
322 Chapanoke Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1202
The 2008 Electrical Code was effective from July 1, 2010 and is currently effective.
West Virginia Fire Marshal
1207 Quarrier St., (2nd Flr.)
Charleston, WV 25301
If you have a question about the electrical codes, use the contact information under the applicable state, or contact us at (301) 621-9545 or toll free at (800) 470-3013.