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), w/ amendments, eff. 12-16-17,  16-12-101 (PDF)
  • 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 13, eff. 01-01-18, 17-11-76 (PDF)
  • 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 13R, eff. 01-01-18, 17-11-75 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC), w/ amendments, eff. 01-01-18, 17-11-78 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), w/ amendments, 16-12-97 (PDF)  (Note: 2015 IECC, Chapter 11 eff. September 2015; commercial standards required November 2016; Minimum Standards, Commercial Green Building Program 08-10-96 (PDF))
  • 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), w/ amendments, eff. 01-01-18, 17-11-77 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), w/ amendments, eff. 12-16-16, 16-12-98 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), w/ amendments, eff. 12-16-16, 16-12-99 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC), w/ amendments, eff. 12-16-16, 16-12-100 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), w/ amendments, eff. 12-16-16, 16-12-103 (PDF)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), w/ amendments, eff. 12-16-16, 16-12-102 (PDF) and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), amendment to existing 16-12-102 17-05-38 (PDF)
Please note captioned effective dates for each of the adopted codes with 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 of all newly-adopted codes listed above is January 1, 2018.