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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 2011 NC Electrical Code is effective as follows:

  • September 1, 2011 (Delayed for Legislative Review)

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:

  • 1995 Existing Buildings
  • 2009 NC Rehabilitation
  • 2008 Electrical (Legislative review pending on 2011 NC Electrical)
  • 2009 Energy Conservation, Residential (until 3/1/12)
  • 2009 Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing (until 6/1/12)