Utah Building Code

Utah Building Code, Permit and License Information

Updated 5/21/21

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
sduncombe@utah.gov

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Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2018
2018 IBC
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Building
Residential Code
2015
2015 IRC
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Fire
Fire Code
2018
2018 IFC
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Electrical
Electric Code
2017
2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
2017 NEC for Commercial (eff. 7/1/2018) and 2014 NEC for One- and two-family dwellings (eff. 7/1/2016)
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2018
2018 IMC
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Plumbing
Plumbing Code
2018
2018 IPC
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Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
Not Adopted
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Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2018
2018 IFGC
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Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
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Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2018
201 IECC
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Building
Property Maintenance Code
Not Adopted
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Building
Existing Buildings Code
2018
2018 IEBC
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Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
Not Adopted
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Accessibility
Accessibility Code
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Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
2018 Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code (UWUIC)
2006 International Wildland Urban Interface Code (IWUIC)
based on the 2006 IWUIC is adopted by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
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Fire
Fire Life Safety Code
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2015 Edition
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The following chapters from NFPA, Standard 101 are the only chapters adopted: Chapter 18 - New Health Care Occupancies; Chapter 19 - Existing Health Care Occupancies; Chapter 20 - New Ambulatory Health Care Occupancies; Chapter 21 - Existing Ambulatory Health Care Occupancies; Chapter 22 - New Detention and Correctional Occupancies; Chapter 23 - Existing Detention and Correctional Occupancies; and other sections referenced within and pertaining to these chapters only. Wherever there is a section, figure or table in NFPA 101 that references "NFPA 5000 - Building Construction and Safety Code", that reference shall be replaced with the similar reference in the state adopted building code.

State Fire Marshal: Coy Porter

State Fire Marshal's Office 5272 South College Drive Suite #302 Murray, UT 84123
Website: https://firemarshal.utah.gov/
Email: cporter@utah.gov
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
Website: https://dopl.utah.gov/programs/ubc/
Email: rbarkdull@utah.gov
Phone: Phone: (801) 530-6727
Fax: Fax: (801) 530-6511


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