Welcome to the Building Code Council section of the Engineering and Codes Division.
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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.
The 2015 NC Existing Building Code is effective as follows:
The 2014 NC Electrical Code is effective as follows:
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:
- 2009 NC Rehabilitation (until 3/1/18)
- 2011 Electrical (until 4/1/16)
- The 2018 NC State Building Codes will be based on the 2015 International Codes and will become effective on January 1, 2019.