Page updated as as of November 2018

State Code Agency:

State Building Official: (PMG)
Doug Bennett
Conservation Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority
(702) 862-3777

State Fire Marshal:
Pete Mulvihill
Nevada Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal
107 Jacobsen Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Phone: (775) 684-7525
Fax: (775) 684-7507

Current State Codes and Edition Adopted:

  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

Codes are adopted locally in Nevada after regional adoption committees prepare suggested regional amendments. The SFM adopts the IBC and IFC for schools, health care, state buildings, and commercial buildings for counties over 100k. The Nevada Public Works Board adopts the IBC, IRC, IFC, IECC, and IEBC for state owned buildings.

Reno and Clark County both list the 2012 and 2018 International Codes as currently shown below:

Reno updated amendments to the 2012 IECC effective July 1, 2016:

Please review the information found here for code adoption:

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No apparent amendments, which are creating a disadvantage for wood construction.

Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):

Codes listing above updated as of July 10, 2015.

Additional Notes: