Texas Building Code

Texas Building Code, Permit & Licensing Information

Updated: Jan. 24, 2023

What are the Current Adopted Texas Building Code and Editions:

All industrialized housing and buildings, modules, and modular components shall comply with the following codes:

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

Codes are primarily adopted and enforced locally. All local jurisdictions can make any amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.

Notes: The adopted 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) is considered to be the “minimum standard” for all electrical work in Texas covered under state law. However, municipalities are allowed to make local amendments. Some have amended to older codes (e.g. NEC-2011 requirements).

Additional Building Codes by State

State Website https://www.texas.gov/
State Licensing Specialty contractor licensing may be required but general contractor licensing is not required by the State of Texas. Local jurisdictions may also require licensing.
State Licensing Division https://www.texas.gov/occupational-professional-licenses-in-texas/
State Fire Marshall https://www.tdi.texas.gov/fire/
State Environmental Permit https://www.tceq.texas.gov/
Texas Building Code by County
Texas 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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