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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 2015 NC Existing Building Code is effective as follows:
  • March 1, 2015
The 2014 NC Electrical Code is effective as follows:
  • April 1, 2016
The 2012 NC State Building Codes are effective as follows:
  • September 1, 2011 Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing
  • January 1, 2012 Energy Conservation, Residential
The following NC Building Codes remain effective:
  • 2009 NC Rehabilitation (until 3/1/18)
  • 2011 Electrical (until 4/1/16)
Future Codes
  • The 2018 NC State Building Codes will be based on the 2015 International Codes and will become effective on January 1, 2019.