Residential Construction Code uses 2012 International Residential Code. Code books can be purchased through International Code Council. Sussex County has exceptions to the residential code, which can be found here.
We need two complete sets of the following:
- Foundation plan showing:
- Overall dimensions
- Block and footing sizes
- Pier or column footing sizes and spacing
- Pilaster locations
- Number of vents and locations (if applicable)
- Size of girder(s) to be used (if applicable)
- Floor plan showing:
- Overall size
- Room sizes
- Window sizes
- Attic access
- Roof or floor truss, steel beams or columns, wood floor or roof truss, with Delaware seal, shall be submitted, showing spans, bearing, bracing, spacing and loads designed within acceptable engineering practice.
- Single family only - Truss specs, with Delaware seal, not required to get plans reviewed.
- Typical cross section of structure (inc. garage, etc) showing:
- Lumber sizes, spacing and spans
- Roof pitch and covering
- May include foundation cross section, if not provided with foundation plan
- Two story dwellings, full end to end cross sections
- Elevation drawings
- One side (unless full cross section is provided)
- Building, additions and renovations 5,000 square feet or over
- Shall submit complete set of architectural engineering specifications, framing and site plan with signed Delaware seal.
- Roof or floor truss, steel beams or columns, wood floor or roof truss, if incorporated in structure. Shop drawing from manufacturer, with Delaware seal, shall be submitted showing spans, bearing, bracing, spacing and loads designed within acceptable engineering practice.
MODEL ENERGY CODE PAPERWORK IS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH ALL NEW HOMES
Most modular homes are pre-approved. For those homes two sets of floor and foundation plans are required. If computer generated Model Energy Code Worksheet is submitted with plans, they will be reviewed right away and released for permit. If handwritten worksheet is submitted, plans will take up to five working days to review. Any additions to these homes may be required to have full drawing.