At the time the house plans are drawn, each Designer puts great care into making sure that plans conform to national building codes. Please remember that this does not mean that they will meet your local building codes. Each municipality has its own zoning requirements and regulations that work best in that area. It is a good idea to check with a local building official to see what is required in the area where you plan to build. You may need to work with a local contractor or Residential Designer to modify your house plans to comply with codes in your specific area. Depending where you build, you may need an Architect or Engineer to review and stamp your house plans. This type will work for a building permit.