Mississippi Building Code

Mississippi Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Updated: 6/3/21

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

Additional Building Codes by State

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 Licensing

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/

https://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/30,3432,77,311.html

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.

Mississippi Building Code by County
Mississippi 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
2012
2012 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2012
2012 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
2012
2012 IFC
Electrical
Electric Code
2014
2014 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2012
2012 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
2012
2012 IPC
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2012
2012 IFGC
Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2003
2003 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
2012
2012 IEBC
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
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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