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New Graphic Updates and changes to IAC 661-Chapters 200, 201, 300, 301, 302 and 350 will need to be postponed. The main reason for this was that proposed changes are coming less than a year from when the 2015 code editions will be published. The Department of Public Safety leadership decided that it would be cost prohibitive for the State but also for stakeholders to adopt two ICC Code editions within such short period of time. Please note that only the state energy code will be updated and it is because federal regulations mandate substantial compliance (by 2017) with certain standards set in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the adoption of the 2012 energy code can establish progress toward compliance.

The Iowa State Building Code Bureau is a bureau within the State Fire Marshal Division and is located in the office of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division at 215 East 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. The mission of this bureau is to ensure the construction of safe and accessible buildings.

You may contact the Building Code Bureau by phone at (515) 725-6145, electronic mail at, or regular mail to Building Code Bureau, State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Department of Public Safety, 215 East 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319.

The web site of the Iowa Association of Building Officials contains additional information regarding building codes and code enforcement in Iowa.

You can also gain free access to all National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards by visiting the NFPA web site.



Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319 | 515-725-6145

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