Arkansas Building Code

Arkansas Building Code and Licensing Information

Updated: 6/8/21

Arkansas Building Code and Edition Adopted:

The Arkansas State Fire Marshal’s office, State Department of Health and Human Services, and Energy Office adopts Arkansas’ building code.

  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2006 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2006 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2006 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

Arkansas Building Codes are adopted and enforced locally. All local jurisdictions can make amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.

Arkansas Building Code Agency:

Allen Kerr, State Insurance Commissioner
1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904
Phone: (501) 371-2600 or 1-800-282-9134
allen.kerr@arkansas.gov

Arkansas Building Authority
501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 101N
Little Rock, AR,  72201
Fax: 501-682-5589

Notes: State codes were updated July, 2017

 

 Code Type  Applicable Code with Amendments  Contact
Building Code The State of Arkansas has elected to adopt the 2012 Arkansas Fire Prevention Code (in reference to 2012 International Building Code, IBC), 2012 Arkansas Fire Prevention (in reference to 2012 International Residential Code, IRC), and the 2012 Arkansas Plumbing Code (in reference to 2012 International Plumbing Code, IPC). Arkansas State Fire Marshall
Arkansas State Police
#1 State Police Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72010
501-618-8700
Electrical 2012 Arkansas National Electrical Code (in reference to 2014 National Electrical Code, NEC) Arkansas State Board of Electrical Examiners
10421 West Markham
Little Rock AR 72205-2190
501-682-4549
Fax 501-682-1765
Mechanical 2013 Arkansas Mechanical Code (in reference to 2009 International Mechanical Code, MEC) Arkansas Department of Health

4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
1-501-661-2000 or 1-800-462-0599

State Environmental Permit https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/
State Environmental Permit https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/
State Environmental Permit https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/

Arkansas Building Code by County


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2012
2012 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2012
2012 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
2012
2012 IFC
Electrical
Electric Code
2017
2017 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2009
2009 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
2006
2006 IPC
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2006
2006 IFGC
Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2009
2009 IECC
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)
Not Adopted
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

Arkansas Building Authority

501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 101N Little Rock, AR, 72201
Website: https://aba.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Email: info@aba.arkansas.gov
Phone:
Fax: 501-682-5589


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