Building Codes and Amendments

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 The following codes and the City of Tempe Amendments thereto were adopted per Ordinance 02015.12:


Code Reference

Amendment Link

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
2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
Fuel Gas
2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

2012 International Fire Code (IFC)



 2018 International Code Amendments

The effective date for the 2018 amendments is October 1st, 2018 with a grace period to submit under the 2012 codes and amendments until December 31, 2018.


Code Reference 

 Amendment Link

 Administrative  2018 Tempe Building Safety Administrative Code Amendment 
Energy   2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)  Amendment 
Residential  2018 International Residential Code (IRC) Amendment
Existing Building  2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) Amendment
Building  2018 International Building Code (IBC) Amendment
Mechanical  2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) Amendment
Electrical  2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)  Amendment
Plumbing  2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)  Amendment
Fuel Gas  2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)  Amendment
Swimming Pool/Spa  2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)  Amendment 



  Related Web Links


Type Code Reference  Amendments/Additional Info
 Fire Sprinkler  2010 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
   International Code Council (ICC)  
   National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)  
















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