Utah Building Code, Permit and License Information
Utah Construction Code and Edition Adopted:
- 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
- 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
NEC-2014 (Residential) effective July 1, 2016
NEC-2017 (Commercial) effective July 1, 2018
- 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
- 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
- 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE
Utah State Statute 58-56-4 requires statewide adoption of a building code, residential code, plumbing code, mechanical code, and fuel gas code by a nationally recognized code authority. The 2009 passage of SB211 moved the adoption authority to the state legislature. The Uniform Building Code Commission is now required to make adoption recommendations to the interim Senate Business and Labor Committee.
Please review the information found here for code adoption: https://www.slc.gov/buildingservices/current-building-codes/
Notes: Updated codes to 2018 editions on July 1, 2019. Section R302.13 was maintained in the State adoption to the 2015 I Codes.
Utah building codes that have been adopted are located at the State Construction Code Administration and Adoption of Approved State Construction Code Rule and approved codes that may also be adopted by local compliance agencies are located in the State Construction and Fire Codes Act.
The State of Utah has adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC), the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC), the 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC), the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC).
The UT Wildland Urban Interface Code (UWUIC) based on the 2006 IWUIC is adopted by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands.
UT code information can be accessed at https://www.dopl.utah.gov/programs/ubc/.
Utah Legislature adopted the NEC-2014 and 2015 I-codes back in March 2016, and added a provision was added that the residential codes would be on a six-year code cycle, rather than a three-year.
Utah Building Code Agency:
Uniform Building Code Commission:
Stephen Duncombe, Bureau Manager
Utah Uniform Building Code Commission
Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
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State Fire Marshal: Coy PorterState Fire Marshal's Office 5272 South College Drive Suite #302 Murray, UT 84123
Phone: Phone: (801) 284-6350
Fax: Fax: (801) 284-6351
Uniform Building Code Commission:Utah Uniform Building Code Commission Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing P.O. Box 146741 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Phone: Phone: (801) 530-6727
Fax: Fax: (801) 530-6511