Mississippi Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information
Mississippi Building Code Agency
Mississippi Insurance Department, Office of the State Fire Marshal, 888-648-0877, https://www.mid.ms.gov/sfm/fire-code-enforcement.aspx
Mississippi Building Code Council, State Building Code Review Board, Bill Rodgers, President, 601-467-3457
Dept. of Building Energy Codes, Betty Norman, Bureau Manager, MS Development Authority, Energy Division, 601-359-6600
What Are the Current Mississippi Building Code and Edition Adopted?
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Building Code
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Existing Building Code
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Fire Code
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Mechanical Code
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Plumbing Code
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Residential Code
- 2012, 2015, 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
Notes: Local Adoption only. As of December, 2019, the State of Mississippi adopted as a minimum any of the last three editions of the International Building Code and any additional codes as adopted by the Mississippi Building Code Council. Counties and municipalities must enact uniform building codes (one of the last three adopted editions of the IRC) unless they opted out prior to November 30, 2014.
The ISPSC is adopted by reference in the IBC and IRC.
National Electric Code: Local jurisdictions that have adopted the NEC include:
- City of Biloxi — NEC-2017, effective April 24, 2018
- City of Gulfport — NEC-2017, effective September 1, 2018
- City of Meridian — NEC-2017
- City of Jackson — NEC-2014
- City of Southaven — NEC-2011, effective April 7, 2015
- City of Hattiesburg — NEC-2011
- City of Batesville — NEC-2011
- City of Tupelo — NEC-2011, effective February 20, 2018
|Code Authority:||Mississippi Insurance Department, Office of the State Fire Marshal, 888-648-0877, https://www.mid.ms.gov/sfm/fire-code-enforcement.aspx|
State license required for commercial jobs over $100,000, city or county jobs over $50,000. Electricians are not currently required to be licensed on a statewide level in Mississippi. Check with your local jurisdiction, such as the City of Jackson, for local licensing requirements.
|State Building Code||Mississippi Building Code Council, State Building Code Review Board, Bill Rodgers, President, 601-467-3457
In December 2019 the Mississippi Building Code Council adopted the 2018 International Codes, including the IBC, IRC, and IECC.
|State Licensing Division||https://www.msboc.state.ms.us/|
|State Fire Marshall||
Mississippi State Fire Marshall’s Office
501 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Contact Person: Ricky Davis
Phone: (888) 648-0877
|State Environmental Permit||https://www.deq.state.ms.us/|
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED
Codes are adopted at the local level. Local jurisdictions which adopt codes must currently adopt either the 2018, 2015, or 2012 edition of the International Codes (within the three latest editions of the International Codes), or they may opt out.
Statewide enforcement of the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code, and by reference the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Residential Code, applies to state-owned buildings and others, including; public assembly buildings not under a local code; high rise buildings not under a local code; correction facilities not under a local code; fraternity and sorority houses on state-owned property.
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