Jurisdictions around the country are adopting the most current building safety and fire prevention codes to safeguard their residents and businesses. So far this year, the International Code Council has recorded more than 650 new code adoptions in more than 100 jurisdictions.
The International Building Code is used by nearly 20,000 jurisdictions, the International Residential Code by more than 16,000 jurisdictions and the International Fire Code by more than 12,000 jurisdictions across the country. For a complete list of jurisdictions using the International Codes, click here.
Since they were published last spring, at least 11 jurisdictions have adopted the 2006 International Codes to guide construction and renovations in their communities. In Illinois, many towns, including Lynwood, South Holland, Streator and Winthrop Harbor adopted 2006 versions of the I-Codes, including the International Building, Residential, Fire, Energy Conservation, Existing Building, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing and Property Maintenance Codes. Two Texas communities, Levelland and Trenton, and two Missouri jurisdictions, Maplewood and Waynesville, also enforce 2006 I-Codes. Shelby County, Ala., Springerville, Ariz., and Belleville, Mich., also have adopted the latest version of the I-Codes. Since February, jurisdictions in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming have adopted the I-Codes to protect the public and property.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.