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Effective October 24, 2011, the City of Tempe adopted the 2009 International Building Codes with amendments. 

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


 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












Customers who submit an application for a building permit AFTER October 24, 2011 and BEFORE January 1, 2012, may elect to utilize the previous adopted 2006 code system listed here.

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 2030   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








If you have any question or comments regarding the proposed amendments,
please contact Michael Williams at (480) 350-8670. 


Related Web Links:   International Code Council (ICC)
   National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)                                                       
Last updated: 2/27/2014 8:17:02 AM