Iowa Building Codes

INCORPORATED UPDATES
Iowa Administrative Rule 641—61
STATE MECHANICAL CODE
effective September 18, 2019
Original document
Iowa Administrative Rule 661-201
GENERAL FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
effective May 18, 2016
Original document
Iowa Administrative Rule 661-301
STATE BUILDING CODE—GENERAL PROVISIONS
effective May 18, 2016
Original document
Iowa Administrative Rule 661-350
STATE HISTORIC BUILDING CODE
effective May 18, 2016
Original document
Iowa Administrative Rule 661-303
STATE BUILDING CODE—REQUIREMENTS FOR
ENERGY CONSERVATION IN CONSTRUCTION
effective March 12, 2014
Original document
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 2018 (IMC 2018), International Energy Conservation Code 2012 (IECC 2012), 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code, and the NFPA 70 ‒ National Electrical Code 2017. These codes include amendments enacted at the state level.

Iowa building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Amendments

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

Iowa Agencies

Department of Public Safety Building
Public Conference Room 125
215 E 7th St
Des Moines
IA
50319
Website: https://dps.iowa.gov/