Adopted Codes

The focus of plan reviews and building inspections are ‘quality’ residential and commercial construction. Your best effort, along with ours, will achieve the goals of life safety, energy efficiency and quality home construction. Residential and commercial construction must adhere to the following codes, along with local amendments, as outlined in the adopted ordinances.

During each plan review, a plans examiner looks at every aspect of construction and design to ensure compliance with adopted codes and amendments. To schedule an appointment or speak with a plans examiner, please call 972-292-5346.

Adopted Codes

  • 2011 ACI Manual of Concrete Practice, ACI3182012
  • Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 04.02 Concrete and Aggregates
  • 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC), with local amendments, effective December 16, 2017  16-12-101 (PDF)
  • 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 13, effective January 1, 2018 17-11-76 (PDF)
  • 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 13R, effective January 1, 2018 17-11-75 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC), with local amendments, effective date January 1, 2018 17-11-78 (PDF)
  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC), with local amendments, effective October 11, 2013 13-10-68 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with local amendments 16-12-97 (PDF)  (Note: 2015 IECC, Chapter 11 effective September 2015; commercial standards required November 2016)
  • 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), with local amendments, effective January 1, 2018 17-11-77 (PDF)
  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), with local amendments, effective June 26, 2015 15-06-37 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with local amendments, effective December 16, 2016 16-12-98 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with local amendments, effective December 16, 2016 16-12-99 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC), with local amendments, effective December 16, 2016 16-12-100 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with local amendments, Effective December 16, 2016 16-12-103 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), with local amendments, effective December 16, 2016 16-12-102 (PDF) and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), amendment to 16-12-102 17-05-38 (PDF)
Please note captioned effective dates for each of the adopted codes with local amendments.

The 2015 International Code Council Ordinances, with the local amendments, and the 2014 National Electrical Code, with the local amendments, became effective Friday, December 16, 2016. Enforcement began Monday, January 2, 2017.