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State Building Codes

Codes - Code Book Sales

Effective July 1, 2006, all NC Building Code book sales transactions (other than walk-in customers) will be made through the International Code Council at the following link. Please call the ICC Store 1-800-786-4452 if you have questions.

Walk-in customers only may print the following forms to make your purchase in person at:

116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

New 2012 Walk-In Code Books are available. For Details call Monna Gillespie at 919-647-0001.

Please call NC Code Sales at 919-647-0001 if you have questions.

Current Codes

The 2011 NC Electrical Code is effective as follows:

  • July 3, 2012 (Originally September 1, 2011 but 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 (or 2009 NC Rehabilitation)
  • 2008 Electrical ((until Legislative review on 2011 NC Electrical)
  • 2009 Energy Conservation, Residential (until 3/1/12)
  • 2009 Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing (until 3/1/12)

The 1999 NC Accessibility Code (with 2002, 2004 amendments) was effective through December 31, 2009.