Idaho Building Code

Idaho Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Updated: Jan. 10, 2023

Idaho Code Agency:

Idaho Building Code Boards
Department of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower Street
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 334-3951
Contact: Chris Jensen, Administrator, 208-334-395
Website: https://dbs.idaho.gov/
Email: [email protected]

What Is The Current Adopted Idaho Building Code?

Building codes in Idaho are adopted by state statute, but rules adopting new editions must be passed by the legislature. Local governments have the option to adopt additional codes in addition to those codes named in statute. Local amendments to state codes must be no less than the requirements as adopted by the state. The state of Idaho requires all electrical installations to comply with the NEC, which they adopt on a traditional three-year cycle. Based on past adoptions, they are also likely to be adopting the NEC-2020 within the year

Additional Building Codes by State

State Website https://www.idaho.gov/
State Licensing Specialty contractor licensing may be required but general contractor licensing is not required by the State of Idaho. Local jurisdictions may also require licensing.
State Fire Marshal https://doi.idaho.gov/state-fire-marshal/
State Environmental Permit https://www.deq.idaho.gov/
Idaho Building Code by County
Idaho Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


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