Facts and Figures about BCEGS Grades around the Country

This page has information describing the state of building code enforcement in the United States.

The information can help you benchmark your community’s level of enforcement against other cities and towns in your state and in the country as a whole. Select from options below for distribution by state.


Distribution of Communities by BCEGS Class Number within Classification

The personal lines classification addresses building code adoption and enforcement for 1- and 2-family dwellings. The commercial lines classification is for all other buildings.

Customized reports

A customized BCEGS report is available by mail or email from Verisk. The report contains details of the latest review of your community’s building code adoption and enforcement services (that is, your BCEGS grading). The report is available, free of charge, to your community's building official or chief administrative official.

Please mail your request on building department letterhead or your chief administrative official’s letterhead to the National Processing Center.

For more information on any topic related to the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®) program, contact our mitigation team via email at BCEGS_info@verisk.com or call our mitigation specialists at 1-800-444-4554.

2019 National Building Code Assessment Report

National Building Code Analysis: A 10-Year Review

ISO’s 2019 report provides the latest information on building code effectiveness and enforcement nationwide. Download report.

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