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In order to interpret the code requirements for a particular jurisdiction, it’s crucial to know which codes have been adopted.  Most states adopt a model building code, with or without state-specific modifications.  This information can often be located by doing an online search – for example, Massachusetts State Building Code or New York City Fire Code.

The International Code Council’s website provides links to information about ICC code adoptions for US states and also some other countries.