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Iowa Building Codes

Codes

Adoption Info

INCORPORATED UPDATES
Chapter 61
State Mechanical Code
effective June 23, 2021
Original document
Chapter 25
State Plumbing Code
effective June 23, 2021
Original document
Chapter 25
State Plumbing Code
effective September 18, 2019
Original document
Chapter 301
State Building Code-General Provisions
effective May 18, 2016
Original document
Chapter 350
State Historic Building Code
effective May 18, 2016
Original document
Chapter 201
General Fire Safety Requirements
effective May 18, 2016
Original document
Chapter 303
State Building Code—
Requirements for Energy Conservation in Construction
effective June 1, 2014
Original document
Chapter 303
661—303.2 (103A) Residential Energy Code
effective March 12, 2014
Original document
Chapter 61
Minimum Physical Standards for Nursing Facilities
effective September 18, 2018
Original document
NOTICE
The adoption of the National Electrical Code, 2017 became effective 12/27/17.
The adoption of the National Electrical Code, 2020 became effective 1/1/21.
The adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition became effective 9/18/19.
The adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code, 2021 Edition became effective 6/23/21.
FURTHER INFORMATION

Iowa Building Codes

The building codes of Iowa adopt the the International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015), International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015), International Existing Building Code 2015 (IEBC 2015), International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015), International Mechanical Code 2021 (IMC 2021), International Mechanical Code 2018 (IMC 2018), International Energy Conservation Code 2012 (IECC 2012), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013, National Electrical Code, 2020, National Electrical Code, 2017, Standard for Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls, 2015, Uniform Plumbing Code 2021, Uniform Plumbing Code 2018, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2013, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014, and the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities 2018.

Iowa building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Iowa Agencies

Iowa Department of Public Safety
Website: https://dps.iowa.gov
Address: Oran Pape State Office Building, 215 E 7th St, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515.725.6000

State Fire Marshal Division
Website: https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/state-fire-marshal
Address: 215 E 7th St., Des Moines IA 50319
Email: fminfo@dps.state.ia.us
Phone: 515.725.6145
Fax: 515.725.6140