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ISO Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule Resources

Reference Number: MTAS-1139
Reviewed Date: 11/09/2022

More information on the BCEGS is available at the ISO website at, or call ISO at 1-800-444-4554, or email ISO at .

Building officials may request a copy of the BCEGS manual by contacting ISO as indicated below.

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545 Washington Blvd, 18-3
Jersey City, NJ 07310-1686
Telephone: 1-800-444-4554, option 2

The BCEGS is a process and resource that benefits communities by regular evaluation of the community’s building codes and inspection efforts. This process helps communities maintain current codes and follow current code enforcement practices, as communities with strong codes and code enforcement should demonstrate better loss experience and enjoy favorable insurance rates. The BCEGS is a credit-only program for new buildings, so insurance rates should not increase following a survey, but may decrease for new buildings if the classification is good enough to warrant credit. Existing buildings are not subject to the BCEGS program, and the community’s BCEGS rating does not affect the insurance rates for existing buildings.