Page updated as of May 2020

State Code Agency:

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:

  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC), (effective 12/1/2014)
  • 2003 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2007 ASHRAE 90.1
  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

The commercial code applies to all Class 1 structures, which include buildings used by the public, by employees or by 3 or more residential tenants. Commercial plan review, enforcement and inspection service covers most commercial buildings with limited exceptions. Enforcement of codes on those buildings that are exempt from the State plan review are not exempt from local permitting requirements. Enforcement (plan review & inspection) of one and two family dwelling codes is handled at the local level only.

State inspectors exist only for Elevators and Boilers/Pressure Vessels.

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No apparent amendments.

Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security makes revisions to the State Building and Residential Codes through the Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission/Code Services arm. There is no plan currently in place to update to the 2015 edition of the IBC. They are currently in the process of reviewing the 2018 edition of the IRC, but have not set any firm dates on the adoption. The adoption is expected to occur in 2019.

Expected date most recent code will be adopted:

Unknown. See above.

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