North Dakota Building Code

North Dakota Building Code and Licensing Information

Page updated: Jan. 17, 2023

What Are North Dakota Current Adopted Building Codes and Editions:

The North Dakota Legislative Assembly has mandated that the State Building Code consist of the IBC, IRC, IMC, and IFGC. Energy conservation standards must be included in the State Building Code.

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

The North Dakota Division of Community Services (DCS) is assigned the responsibility of updating and amending the North Dakota State Building Code. The DCS is not involved in the enforcement of the State Building Code. Plan review, enforcement, inspection is the responsibility of jurisdictions that elect to adopt and enforce building codes.  If a city, county, or township elects to adopt and enforce building codes, it must adopt and enforce the State Building Code. However, a jurisdiction is permitted to further amend the State Building Code to conform to local needs.


Building Codes by State

State Website
State Licensing  The North Dakota State Electrical Board has the responsibility to examine applicants and issue licenses to those having the necessary qualifications and knowledge in the laws of electricity and electrical codes. The board also has jurisdiction over all electrical installations.  A contractor’s license is required for all jobs over $2,000.00. Separate boards license plumbing and electrical trades.
State Licensing Division
State Fire Marshal
State Environmental Permit


North Dakota Building Code by County
North Dakota 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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