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By Chris | January 10, 2008 - 11:59 am - Posted in Plans, Specs & Data

State Building Codes

Finding building codes and construction permits in your state can be difficult as evidenced by the numerous requests for help I get so here is a list of building codes resources by state to help you find the building code and construction permit information you need.

Before you run off to build with a copy of your state building codes in hand, check your local building codes as well and look into whether you need building permits or approval from your HOA.

If you know of other resources for building code or permit information for your state, please add a link to it in a comment.

Alabama

Alabama Building Commission

Alaska

Alaska DPS Building Codes and Permits

Alaska Building Codes

Arizona

Department of Fire, Building, and Life Safety

Arizona Building Energy Codes

Arkansas

Arkansas Building Authority

California

Division of the State Architect

Building Standards Commission

Building Standards Code Development and Adoption Project

Colorado

Construction Permit Links

Office of the State Architect

Information for Developers in Colorado

Connecticut

Office of State Building Inspector

or Another Page in the Office of State Building Inspector

Delaware

Construction Weblinks Delaware Licensing

District of Columbia (Washing D.C.)

Washington DC Permits

Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

Florida

Florida Building Codes

Florida Building Permits by County and City

Georgia

Georgia DCA Building Codes

Building Permits

Hawaii

How to Obtain a Building Permit

Idaho

Idaho Building Code Information

Idaho Building Codes

Illinois

Building Commission

Division of Professional Regulation – Engineers

Indiana

Residential Building Permit Statistics

Environmental Permits

Iowa

Building Code Bureau

State Fire Marshall Division

State Architect Professional Building Codes

Kansas

Division of Facilities Management

Kentucky

Office of Housing, Buildings, and Construction

Building Codes and Construction Licensing

Louisiana

Permit Place Building Code Resources

Office of State Fire Marshall

Maine

Main Model Building Code

Maryland

Permits and Development Management

Maryland Codes Administration

Massachusetts

Department of Public Safety

Lexington Construction Regulations

Michigan

State Construction Codes

Bureau of Construction Codes

Minnesota

Building Codes and Standards

State Building Codes

Mississippi

State Agencies

Missouri

Facilities Management, Design, & Construction

Montana

Bureau of Building and Measurement Standards

Building Standards Program

Energy Building Codes

Nebraska

State Fire Marshall’s Office

Nebraska Business Online Resources

Nevada

Nevada Public Safety

Building Codes Internet Resource Directory

New Hampshire

State Building Code Review Board

New Jersey

Division of Codes and Standards

New Mexico

Construction Industries Division

Environment Department

New York

Division of Code Enforcement and Management

North Carolina

State Fire Marshall

NC Building Inspector’s Association

North Dakota

ND Builders’ Association

Department of Commerce

Ohio

Board of Building Standards

Division of Industrial Compliance

Oklahoma

Office of the State Fire Marshall

Building Permits

Oregon

Building Codes Division

Pennsylvania

State Building Codes

Association of Building Code Officials

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Building Codes

Rhode Island

Building Codes and Fire Codes

Construction Permit Links

South Carolina

Building Codes Council

Office of State Fire Marshall

South Dakota

Fire Marshall Office

Tennessee

Fire Prevention Division

Texas

Texas Department of Licensing and Registration

Texas Online Construction & Housing

Utah

Utah Chapter of ICC

Uniform Building Codes

Vermont

State Resources (Building Codes Included)

Building Energy Codes Program

Virginia

Virginia Building and Code Officials Association

Department of Housing and Community Development

Washington

Washington State Building Code Council

West Virginia

Division of Energy

Construction Contractor Licensing Board

Wisconsin

Online Business Services

Safety & Buildings List of Administrative Codes

Wyoming

Fire Marshall’s Office

OSHA

Another great resource to check for building codes and compliance is OSHA. Always make sure you and your clients are in compliance with OSHA guidelines. Their fines are big and ugly.

Keep your customers compliant with building codes and OSHA regulations. In addition to keeping yourself out of trouble, it is a great service to them and is a great way to sell a few additional improvement jobs from time to time.

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