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Does the 2006 IBC require that all plans over 3000 sq. ft.

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Does the 2006 IBC require that all plans over 3000 sq. ft. be stamped by an structural engineer regardless of whether or not the existing building is effected by the room addition.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I need the IBC code that dictates that the City Building Official cannot waive this requirement.
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 4 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
No the IBC does not contain a mandatory engineer or architect's stamp requirement for new construction or renovation. You can search the entire IBC at
There are local building codes and even local building regulations implemented by the building and planning commission that can have such requirements (I have seen that requirement in many local building department regulations), but those are not in the IBC anywhere and you can see it at the link I provided above.

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