UTAH

Page updated as of April 2020

State Code Agency:

Uniform Building Code Commission:
Stephen Duncombe, Bureau Manager
Utah Uniform Building Code Commission
Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
sduncombe@utah.gov

Current State Codes and Edition Adopted:

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

For the past several years, Utah State Statute 58-56-4 required statewide adoption of a building code, residential code, plumbing code, mechanical code, and fuel gas code promulgated by a nationally recognized code authority. The 2009 passage of SB211 moved the adoption authority to the state legislature. The Uniform Building Code Commission is now required to make adoption recommendations to the interim Senate Business and Labor Committee.

Please review the information found here for code adoption: https://www.slc.gov/buildingservices/current-building-codes/

Updated codes to 2018 editions on July 1, 2019. Section R302.13 was maintained in the State adoption to the 2015 I Codes.

Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):

Additional Notes:

Tall Mass Timber

A bill (H.B. 54) adopting a modified version of the tall wood building code changes was passed by the Senate in February and subsequently signed in law by the Governor on March 24, 2020.