Page updated as of April 2020
State Fire Marshal
Tim Bean, State Fire Marshal
Jefferson State Office Building
205 Jefferson St, 13th Floor
P.O. Box 844
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
Missouri communities tend to adopt codes on a six-year cycle rather than following the three-year ICC development cycle. State Office Space, regulated by the Division of Facilities Management specifies the latest version (2012) of the IBC, IMC, IPC and the 2009 IECC.
Modular Construction - 09 IBC, IRC, IMC, IPC, IFGC.
The MO State Architecture Practice Act specifies Sect 107 of the 2012 IBC to be used where there are no local codes.
- 2009 or 2012 National Electrical Code (NEC)
- 2009 or 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2009 or 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- 2009 or 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
- 2009 or 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2009 or 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
- 2009 or 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED
Codes are primarily adopted and enforced locally. All local jurisdictions can make any amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.
Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:
No apparent disadvantages at this time.
Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):
No current plan to update to 2015 “I” Codes. No apparent adoption of the provisions contained in the 2015 IRC under Section R302.13.
St. Louis County is considering adoption of the 2015 IECC. In Missouri, only the General Assembly is authorized to enact legislation to establish statewide building construction regulations and/or authorize a state agency to do so. However, there currently is no state regulatory agency authorized to promulgate, adopt, or update construction codes on a statewide basis.