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Public Meeting January 5, 2016 at 10am

UPDATE: Iowa State Building Code Bureau Adopted Codes

Ph: 515-725-6145
Fax: 515-725-6140
Email: bcinfo@dps.state.ia.us

The Iowa State Building Code Bureau is within the State Fire Marshal Division. 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 bcinfo@dps.state.ia.us, 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 Iowa State Building Code applies to the following:

  • State Owned Buildings
  • State Financed Buildings in jurisdictions without an adopted and enforced building code
  • Board of Regents facilities
  • Modular and Manufactured homes and commercial buildings
  • School owned structures in jurisdictions without an adopted and enforced building code

If listed above the following codes apply:

  • 2009 International Building Code
  • 2009 International Residential
  • 2009 International Existing Building Code

The following codes are applicable statewide and adopted by the following agencies:

  • 2009 International Fire Code – Iowa State Fire Marshal
  • 2011 National Electric Code - Iowa Electrical Examining Board
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code – Iowa Dept of Public Health
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code & Iowa Administrative Code 641-25 – Iowa Dept of Public Health
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code -  Iowa Building Code Bureau
  • 2010 ADA Standards – US Department of Justice & Iowa Building Code Bureau

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.

 

 

 
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