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The Northeast States Emergency Consortium
Hazard-Resistant Building Code Database

Was Your Home Built to Withstand the Forces of a Natural Disaster?

Your first line of defense against an earthquake, hurricane, fire, flood, or extreme weather is the structural integrity of your home. This includes the foundation, the walls, the roof and all other structural components and systems. The strength of your home depends largely on the contractor who built it and the standards or codes that were in place at the time of construction. Each state sets minimum quality standards that contractors and builders are legally obligated to follow.

To determine the existence and enforcement of current building safety codes in your state and community, please enter your zip code below. You will be provided with easy-to-understand graphs that compare current building safety codes in your state and community to the national averages. Additionally, you will be provided with the contact information of your local building official. Your local building official is a key contact that will be able to answer any furthers questions you may have regarding current and historic building codes in your community.