Welcome to the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, a Public Protection Cabinet agency. The agency was established to unite all related functions pertaining to the building industry and to provide a more effective building inspection process. On this website, you will find codes, interpretations, forms, safety tips and information on inspections, continuing education and more. The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of this great Commonwealth. We hope you find our resources useful.
HBC enforces statewide standards for building construction. The agency ensures fire and life safety in existing buildings; licenses/certifies plumbers, electricians, boiler contractors, sprinkler and/or fire alarm contractors and building inspectors. The department is comprised of the following divisions: