State Code Agency: 
Alaska Department of Public Safety
Fire and Life Safety
Alaska State Fire Marshal has the authority 

5700 E. Tudor Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5511
Contact: Lloyd Nakano, Assistant State Fire Marshal, 907-269-5491, e-mail:

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
2012 International Building Code (IBC) *
2012 International Fire Code (IFC) *
2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)​
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

The IRC and the IECC are not adopted Statewide but are at the discretion of the local jurisdiction.  The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has adopted the 2018 IECC for residential uses. The City of Anchorage has in August of 2020 adopted the 2018 IBC, IEBC, IFC, IFGC, IECC and IMC.  They have also adopted the 2018 UPC. 


Tall Mass Timber Adoption

The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2022.


Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

Code amendments do involve subjects impacting wood construction but are nominal. 

Next Update Cycle:

No published date yet but expected to adopt the 2021 ICC codes in 2023 following their previous adoptions. 



Last updated January 2022