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Current Building Codes and Amendments

The following codes and the City of Tempe Amendments thereto were adopted per Ordinance 2011.33:

2009 BUILDING CODES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 24, 2011

 Type    Code Reference Amendments/Additional Info 
 Administrative  Tempe Building Safety Administrative Code  Administrative Code
 Energy  2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)  Amendments
 Residential  2009 International Residential Code (IRC)  Amendments
 Existing Building  2009 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)  Amendments
 Building  2009 International Building Code (IBC)  Amendments
 Mechanical  2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)  Amendments
 Electrical  2008 National Electrical Code (NEC)  Amendments
 Plumbing  2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC)  Amendments
 Fuel Gas  2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)  Amendments
 Accessibility  IBC Chapter 11 Amendment          Amendments

 

The adoption of the 2012 I-Codes and 2011 NEC is effective July 1st, 2015 with a grace period ending on August 31st, 2015.  Customers submitting an application for building permit between July 1st, 2015 and August 31st, 2015 may elect to utilize the previous adopted code system or the newly adopted code system.

2012 BUILDING CODES EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST, 2015

Type Code Reference Amendments/Additional Info
Administrative 2012 Tempe Building Safety Administrative Code Amendments
Energy 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Amendments
Residential 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) Amendments
Existing Building 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) Amendments
Building 2012 International Building Code (IBC) Amendments
Mechanical 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC) Amendments
Electrical 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) Amendments
Fire
2012 International Fire Code (IFC)    Amendments
Plumbing
2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
 Amendments
 Fuel Gas
2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
 Amendments

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Web Links

 

 

 Type Code Reference  Amendments/Additional Info
Fire Code   2006 International Fire Code  Amendments
 Fire Sprinkler  2002 NFPA 13  NFPA 13
 Planning & Zoning  Zoning & Development Code, General Plan 2040
 Link to Planning Page
 Civil Engineering &
Right of Way
 Engineering Design Criteria, Tempe Standard 
 Details (Supplement to the MAG)
 Link to Engineering Page
 City Code  Tempe City Code & City Charter  Link to City Code Page
 Accessibility  2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design         Link to ADA Home Page
 Environmental  Tempe City Code Ch. 12, 13A, 27, 33
Environmental 
   International Code Council (ICC)  
   National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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