ARIZONA

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
(602) 364-2499
(602) 364-3470
https://insurance.az.gov/

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.

Additional Notes:

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.