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October 2011: International Building and Fire Code Adoption - By State

The table below has been published by the International Codes Council (www.iccsafe.org). It is up to date as of July 15, 2011.

STATE

INTERNATIONAL

BUILDING CODE (IBC)

INTERNATIONAL

FIRE CODE

(IFC)

COMMENTS

Alabama

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

IBC, IFC, - AL Building Commission: state owned, schools, hotels, movie theaters.

Alaska

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

Arizona

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

AZDept of Health Services, minimum code for licensed health care facilities statewide.

Arkansas

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

AR currently uses the 2007 AR Fire Prevention Code based on the 2006 IFC & IBC.

California

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

CA has adopted 2009 IBC & IFC.

Colorado

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

State Architect – all State buildings & facilities: 2009 IBC.  Div. of Fire Safety – all public schools & junior colleges: 2006 IBC, IFC.

Connecticut

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

IFC: portions used in the CT State Fire Code.

Delaware

Local

Local

 

Dist. Of Columbia

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

Florida

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

2009 based documents take effect March 15, 2012.

Georgia

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

Hawaii

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

 

Idaho

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

 

Illinois

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Supplement for commercial structures statewide. IBC, IFC for IL Board of Edu Facilities (other than vehicular), but do not apply to Chicago. IBC adopted by Dept of Health for hospitals where local codes do not apply.

Indiana

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

2006 IN Building & Fuel Gas Codes and 2006 IN Mechanical & Fire Prevention Codes w/2008 amendments based on 2006 IBC & IFC.

Iowa

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

IBC: State owned and rented structures.  IA Code with amendments based on 2009 IBC. State Fire Code with amendments based on the 2009 IFC and IBC Chapters 27.

Kansas

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

Applies to state owned facilities

Kentucky

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

KY, with amendments, has adopted 2006 edition of IBC statewide.  2006 IFC utilized for new construction projects. KY codes applicable statewide, but enforcement only mandatory for commercial buildings.

Louisiana

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Local

 

Maine

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Local

 

Maryland

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

 

Edition shown may not be in use locally; check with local jurisdiction.

Massachusetts

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

 

MA state code is based on 2009 IBC & IFC

Michigan

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Local

Enforcement of MI codes is mandatory statewide for all bldgs including 1 & 2 family dwellings.

Minnesota

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

MN has a statewide building code.  State building codes div. is preparing to adopt 2012 editions of the ICodes; the process to be complete late 2011.

Mississippi

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

MS does not have statewide building code. Building code adoption and enforcement is primarily the responsibility of local jurisdictions.  MS requires state buildings to meet requirements set forth in 1997 Standard Building Code, mandatory for all jurisdictions.  In 2006, Bill 1406 created the Mississippi Building Code Council, and requires five coastal counties, Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Stone and Pearl River to enforce, on an emergency basis, all wind & flood mitigation requirements prescribed by 2003 International Building Code.

Missouri

Statewide; 2000 Ed.

Local

Modular Construction - 2000 IBC.

Montana

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

Nebraska

Statewide; 2000 Ed.

Local

 

Nevada

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

IBC, IFC: SFM, schools, health care, state bldgs, commercial bldgs for counties over 100k. IBC, IFC, NV Public Works Board, state buildings.

New Hampshire

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Local

 

New Jersey

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

New Mexico

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

2009 IBC adopted statewide by NM Const Ind Div. 2003 IFC adopted statewide by State Fire Marshal's Office. NM uses 2009 NM Codes which are based on the 2009 I-codes and amendments. NM Construction Industries has adopted 2009 codes effective Jan 1, 2011 (mandatory July 1, 2011). These can be accessed at http://www.rld.state.nm.us/law.htm.

New York

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Updated 2010 Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS) became effective statewide.  Originally approved April 2010 by State Fire Prevention & Building Code Council, notice of adoption was published in Sept 29 edition of State Register.  Updated Uniform Code based on 2006 International family of codes.

North Carolina

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

All codes contain NC specific amendments.  2009 NC codes are based on 2006 I-codes.

North Dakota

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Local

ND Legislative Assembly mandates the State Building Code consist of IBC.

Ohio

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

For commercial buildings OH has, with amendments, adopted statewide 2006 editions of IBC & IFC.  Enforcement of OH Building Codes mandatory statewide for all buildings except 1,2 and 3 family dwellings.

Oklahoma

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

Oregon

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

OR adoptions are based on 2009 I-codes & state codes can be seen at OR BCD website.

Pennsylvania

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

 

Puerto Rico

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

 

Rhode Island

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

 

 

South Carolina

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

SC currently uses 2006 Icodes & amendments can be found on SCBCC website.

South Dakota

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

Statewide; 2003 Ed.

IBC, IFC: Approved for local adoption; IMC for state school construction.

Tennessee

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

Texas

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Jurisdictions authorized by state law to adopt later editions of IBC.

Utah

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

UT code information can be accessed at http://www.dopl.utah.gov/programs/ubc/.

Vermont

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

 

2006 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code is based on 2006 IBC.

Virginia

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

VA Uniform Building Code based on 2009 I-codes.  Became effective Mar 1, 2011.  There will be 1 year phase in period during which builders & designers can use 2006 model codes.

Washington

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

 

West Virginia

Statewide; 2009 Ed.

Local

WV, through the WV Fire Commission, has regulatory authority to adopt state building & fire codes.  Commission has adopted statewide 2009 editions of IBC for any jurisdiction choosing to enforce building codes.  State Fire Commission passed a resolution in April 2008 to encourage all counties & municipalities to utilize 2006 ICodes.  As the Fire Code, the Fire Commission has adopted the entire collection of the NFPA codes and standards excepting NFPA 5000 and NFPA 900 and NFPA 101A.  WV Fire code applies to both new & existing construction and whenever there is a conflict between State Building Code (Title 87 Series 5b) and State Fire Code (Title 87 Series1), the fire code takes precedence.

Wisconsin

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Local

WI Commercial Building Code includes 2006 IBC.

Wyoming

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

Statewide; 2006 Ed.

WY uses 2006 IRC, IPMC and IEBC to the extent that those codes are referenced in the IBC & IFC, and contain fire and lifesafety provisions.

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