Page updated as of April 2020
State Insurance Commissioner:
Germaine L Marks
Arizona Department of Insurance
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 210 (2nd Floor)
Phoenix, AZ 85018-7269
Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
Codes are adopted locally. Arizona Department of Health Services adopts a minimum code (currently 2012 edition) for licensed health care facilities statewide. By examination of the major communities within the Phoenix area, the following codes have been adopted:
- 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC)
- 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
- 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
- 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
- 2018, 2012 or 2009 International Fire Code (IFC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LOCAL
Codes are primarily adopted and enforced locally.
Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction
Some jurisdictions have adopted the 2012 IECC.
Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):
Code adoptions are based on local jurisdiction code change process.
There is no state building code other than a minimum code adopted by the Arizona Department of Health Services for licensed health care facilities. Major jurisdictions in and around Phoenix have adopted the 2018 Editions of the codes. https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/devcode/buildingcode Phoenix adopted the 2018 editions.
Since codes are adopted by jurisdiction and they are still on the 2012, 2015 or 2018 I Codes, adoption of IRC Section R302.13 is unknown. Phoenix did not include this provision in the update of their 2012 I Code adoption.