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    2020 New Building Codes By State

    January 8th, 2020 , Last Modified: January 10th, 2020

    American State Building Codes

    When embarking on a building project for a new home, hobby workshop, steel building, it is important before you start building you ensure that you meet all the building codes for your state, county, city or municipality. Failure to do so can result in a suspension of your building permit until you comply with all local codes.

    Below you will find a list of building resources and building codes by state. These codes include building/dwelling codes, structural codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, electrical codes fire/life safety codes, accessibility codes, energy codes and elevator codes for each state. Remember that each city has its own specific building codes so check with your cities municipal office to ensure your building plans are up-to-date.

    • Alabama (AL) For Alabama county codes

    • Alaska (AK) Fire and Life Safety Regulations, a Division of Fire and Life Safety

    • Arizona (AZ) The Arizona Office of Manufactured Housing (OMH) maintains standards of safety and quality for all manufactured homes, factory-built buildings, and accessory structures.

    • Arkansas (AR) Arkansas Building Authority

    • California (CA) California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) website

    • Colorado (CO) State Buildings Programs (SBP) is responsible for establishing minimum building codes for all construction by state agencies on state-owned or state lease-purchased properties or facilities.

    • Connecticut (CT) Department of Construction Services Office of the State Building Inspector


    • Florida (FL) Florida Codes & Permits Online

    • Georgia (GA) Georgia's Construction Codes

    • Hawaii (HI) Construction Code Rules: Department of Accounting and General Services

    • Idaho (ID) Idaho Division of Building Safety FAQs

    • Illinois (IL) Building Code / Regulations

    • Indiana (IN) Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission / Code Services

    • Iowa (IA)

      [PDF] Handbook

    • Kansas (KS) Energy Efficiency and BuildingCodes in Kansas

    • Kentucky (KY) Public Protection Cabinet: Department of Housing, Buildings & Construction

    • Louisiana (LA) Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

    • Maine (ME) Bureau of Build Codes & Standards

    • Maryland (MD) Find links to Building Codes and Authorities Having Jurisdiction for the state of Maryland

    • Massachusetts (MA) Massachusetts State Building Code

    • Michigan (MI) The dedicated staff of the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) work as a team to assure that the built environment and the systems within are sound, safe and sanitary.

    • Minnesota (MN) State & county code information

    • Mississippi (MS)

      Below you will find resources for building codes for metal and steel buildings in Mississippi for cities such as Jackson, Gulfport, and Biloxi. The Official State Website of Mississippi

    • Missouri (MO) Code of State Regulations

    • Montana (MT) Department of Labor & Industry - Business Standards



    • New Hampshire (NH) The New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board (hereafter referred to as "Board") is charged with the responsibility for reviewing and updating the New Hampshire building code.

    • New Jersey (NJ) The Division of Codes and Standards establishes and enforces building codes, in partnership with the State's municipalities, to protect the health and safety of New Jersey residents.

    • New Mexico (NM) New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department

    • New York (NY) Division of Code Enforcement and Administration (DCEA) website

    • North Carolina (NC) NC Building Code Council home page. This page contains menus and links to assist you with the NC Code process.

    • North Dakota (ND) The North Dakota Division of Community Services (DCS) is assigned the responsibility of updating and amending the North Dakota State Building Code.

    • Ohio (OH) Board of Building Standards

    • Oklahoma (OK) Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission

    • Oregon (OR) Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD)

    • Pennsylvania (PA) These pages provide information regarding Pennsylvania's statewide building code, generally known as the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). Enforcement of the UCC began in April 2004.

    • Rhode Island (RI) State of Rhode Island: Building Code Commission

    • South Carolina (SC) South Carolina Building Codes Council

    • South Dakota (SD) Manufactured Homes Statute 34-34A -- All residential manufactured homes (mobile homes) must comply with the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards.

    • Tennessee (TN) Fire Prevention Division, Residential Building Codes

    • Texas (TX) TDLR is providing information regarding license renewal, expiration and compliance to evacuees displaced by the effects of wildfires in Texas.

    • Utah (UT) Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

    • Vermont (VT) Building and Construction Licenses and Permits

    • Virginia (VA) Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code

    • Washington (WA) SBCC is a state agency created by the legislature to provide independent analysis and objective advice to the legislature and the Governor's Office on state building code issues.

    • West Virginia (WV)

      West Virginia Building Code

    • Wisconsin (WI) Safety and Buildings Division Home Page

    • Wyoming (WY) Department of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety

    Other Resources for National Building Codes in the USA

    ICC (International Code Council)
    The definitive source for all residential and commercial building codes in the United States.

    American Wood Council
    Publisher of the National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction.

    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Publisher of the ASCE 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Sets the standards for which much of the IRC and IBC is based upon.

    The Engineered Wood Association
    The leading resource for information on engineered wood products and co-publisher of "A Guide to the 2012 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions".

    Truss Plate Institute
    TPI establishes the methods of design and construction for all metal plate connected wood trusses in the United States. Publisher of the ANSI standard, ANSI/TPI 1-2014.

    American Concrete Institute
    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for concrete design, construction, and materials. Publisher of the concrete standard, 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.

    American Institute of Steel Construction
    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is a technical institute and trade association serving the structural steel construction industry in the United States. Publisher of the Steel Construction Manual, which contains the specification for structural steel buildings (ANSI/AISC 360).

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