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.

Solicitation for Public Comment for Local Adoption of 2015 Building Codes and 2014 National Electrical Code

Building Inspections is soliciting public input and comments for the adoption of the 2015 iCodes and 2014 National Electrical Code amendments. Proposed local amendments are being provided for review and written comments may be forwarded to prior 4PM Friday, July 15, 2016.

The 2015 International Building Code is not yet available for review and will be made public at a later date. Public access to 2015 iCodes may be found through the ICC web site here.

Adopted Codes

  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), with local amendments 15-06-37 (PDF)
  • 2011 ACI Manual of Concrete Practice, ACI318
  • 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC), with local amendments 13-10-67 (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)
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with local amendments 13-10-63 (PDF)  (Note: State of Texas required minimum standards of 2015 IECC, Chapter 11 effective September 2015; commercial standards required November 2016.)
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with local amendments 13-10-64 (PDF)
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with local amendments 13-10-65 (PDF)
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC), with local amendments 13-10-66 (PDF)
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with local amendments 13-12-78 (PDF)
  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), with local amendments 13-10-69 (PDF) and 13-10-73 (PDF)
The 2012 International Code Ordinances went in effect January 1, 2014.