Arizona Building Code

Arizona Building Code and Licensing Information

Updated: 6/1/2020

Arizona Building Code Agency:

Arizona Department of Insurance
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 210 (2nd Floor)
Phoenix, AZ 85018-7269
(602) 364-2499
(602) 364-3470

Website:https://insurance.az.gov/

Phone: (602) 364 -1003
Fax: (602) 364 -1052

What Arizona Construction Codes and Editions Are Adopted:

Codes are adopted locally. Arizona Department of Health Services adopts a minimum code (currently 2012 edition) for licensed health care facilities statewide. By examination of the major communities within the Phoenix area, the following codes have been adopted:

  • National Electrical Code (NEC): According to NE, Arizona does not have statewide adoption of the NEC. Jurisdictions such as Phoenix and Tucson do adopt the code directly. Here are a few of the local adoptions:
    • City of Phoenix — NEC-2017, adopted June 6, 2018
    • City of Tucson — NEC-2017, effective January 1, 2019
    • City of Mesa — NEC-2017, effective February 10, 2019
    • City of Tempe — NEC-2017
    • City of Prescott — NEC-2017, effective June 11, 2019
    • City of Peoria — NEC-2017
    • City of Scottsdale — NEC-2014
    • City of Gilbert — NEC-2011, effective December 7, 2013

    According to the ICC, the following codes may be adopted on a local level.

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018, 2012, 2009 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2012, 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2018, 2012 or 2009 International Fire Code (IFC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LOCAL

Codes are primarily adopted and enforced locally.

Notes: Arizona is a home rule state and does not have a mandatory statewide energy code.  Arizona codes are adopted and enforced on a local level.  The majority of localities have adopted at least the 2009 IECC for Commercial and ACEEE estimates that over 90% of Arizona’s population is covered by either the 2009 or 2006 IECC.   At present, statewide adoption of an energy code, residential and/or commercial, must be mandated by the legislature. 

 https://www.az.gov/
State Licensing Electricians are not required to be licensed on a statewide level in Arizona. Check with your local jurisdiction, such as the City of Phoenix, for local licensing requirements.

Contractors are licensed with the State Registrar of Contractors, but have no CE requirement

State Code The State of Arizona has no statewide building code.  The State Fire Marshal list, the 2009 International Building Code (IBC), 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), 2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC), 2009 National Electrical Code (IEC),  the 2006 International Fire Code (IFC), the 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC). Local jurisdiction have adopted the 2012 edition of the I – Codes with amendments.
State Licensing Division https://www.azroc.gov/
State Fire Marshall https://www.dfbls.az.gov/ofm.aspx
State Environmental Permit https://www.azdeq.gov/index.html
Arizona Building Code by County
Arizona Building Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

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Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Residential Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fire Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Electrical
Electric Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Green
Green Construction Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Zoning
Zoning Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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