Page updated as of April 2020

State Fire Marshal

Tim Bean, State Fire Marshal
s 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.

Additional Notes:

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.