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Building Code Council

Welcome to the Building Code Council section of the Engineering and Codes Division.

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Council

The NC Building Code Council is a Board consisting of 17 members that have been appointed by the Governor as authorized by GS 143-136.

Code Development Process

The NC Building Code Council adopts and amends the NC State Building Codes as authorized by GS 143-138. Prior Codes, Current Codes, Agenda, Petitions, Hearings, Final Adoption, Minutes, Rules Review.

Current Codes

The 2018 NC State Building Codes are effective as follows:
  • January 1, 2019 Building, Energy Conservation, Existing Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, Residential
The 2017 NC Electrical Code is effective as follows:
  • June 12, 2018
The 2015 NC Existing Building Code is effective as follows:
  • March 1, 2015 (until 12/31/18)
The 2014 NC Electrical Code is effective as follows:
  • April 1, 2016 (until 6/11/18)
The 2012 NC State Building Codes are effective as follows:
  • September 1, 2011 Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing (until 12/31/18)
  • January 1, 2012 Energy Conservation, Residential (until 12/31/18)
Future Codes
  • The 2018 NC State Building Codes will be based on the 2015 International Codes and will become effective on January 1, 2019.
  • The 2017 NC Electrical Code will be based on the 2017 National Electrical Code and will become effective on June 12, 2018.