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 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.

​Notice of Proposed Action to Adopt


In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Section 214.217, the following is a notice of proposed action to adopt the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC), and 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards 13 and 13R, as amended governing the construction, renovation, use, and maintenance of buildings and building systems. Please provide any comments to the Building Inspections Division prior to 4 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Adopted Codes


  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), with local amendments 15-06-37 (PDF)
  • 2011 ACI Manual of Concrete Practice, ACI318
  • 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC), with local amendments 16-12-101 (PDF)
  • 2012 Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 04.02 Concrete and Aggregates
  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC), with local amendments 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 Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with local amendments 16-12-98 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with local amendments 16-12-99 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC), with local amendments 16-12-100 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with local amendments 16-12-103 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), with local amendments 16-12-102 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), amendment to 16-12-102 17-05-38 (PDF)
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.