Alabama Building Codes

Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board
Administrative Code Chapter 305-2-4
Updated September 30, 2017

Original document
Energy Code

Either the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code or the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 shall be implemented and enforced for commercial buildings.


(2) Commercial: For this code, all buildings not included in the definition of “Residential” and not under the authority of the Alabama Building Commission.

(3) Residential: The energy provisions of this code include detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) as well as Group R-2, R-3, and R-4 buildings three stories or less in height above grade plane.
Building Code

The State Building Code [adopts IBC 2015] applies to the following:

State Buildings and Construction
Schools (Public and Private)
Motion Picture Theaters

Alabama Building Codes

The building codes of Alabama adopt the the International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015), International Plumbing Code 2015 (IPC 2015), International Mechanical Code 2015 (IMC 2015), International Fuel Gas Code 2015 (IFGC 2015), International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015), International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015), International Energy Conservation Code 2015 (IECC 2015), ASHRAE 90.1 2013, NFPA 70 ‒ National Electrical Code 2011, and the NFPA 72 ‒ National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2013. These codes include amendments enacted at the state level.

Alabama building codes, including the fire and residential codes


States and cities enact critical amendments to the base codes. Alabama has made amendment to the codes. UpCodes provides the only source to view these amendments integrated into the model codes. Learn about amendments

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