Idaho Building Code

Idaho Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

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: customer.service@dbs.idaho.gov

What Is The Current Adopted Idaho Building Code?

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC) with amendments
  • 2020 Idaho Energy Conservation Code based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with Idaho amendments)
  • 2018 Idaho Residential Code (2012 International Residential Code (IRC) Parts I, II, III and IX with Idaho amendments)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2017 National Electric 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.state.id.us
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 Building Codes The State of Idaho has adopted the 2018 IBC with state amendments, the 2012 IRC), the 2012 IFC with amendments, the 2012 IMC with amendments, the 2012 IFGC with amendments, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (2012 IECC), the 2012 International Existing Building Code (2012 IEBC), statewide with the 2012 International Mechanical Code (2012 IMC), the Idaho State Plumbing Code, and the 2017 National Electrical Code (2017 NEC) are being adopted by local governments.
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


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2015
2015 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2012
2012 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
2015
2015 IFC
Electrical
Electric Code
2017
2017 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2012
2012 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
Not Adopted
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2012
2012 IFGC
Green
Green Construction Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2015
2015 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
Not Adopted
Building
Existing Buildings Code
2015
2015 IEBC
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
Not Adopted
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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