Allen Kerr, State Insurance Commissioner

1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904
Phone: (501) 371-2600 or 1-800-282-9134

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
2011 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2012 International Building Code (IBC)
2006 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
2006 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2006 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

Codes are adopted and enforced locally. All local jurisdictions can make amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction

No apparent disadvantages at this time.

Next Update Cycle:

No current plan to update to the 2015 I-Codes.


Upon investigation of various communities, code adoptions ranged from the 2006 to the 2012 editions of the code. The International Code Council (ICC) publishes the Arkansas Building Codes, which are based on the ICC versions of the I-Codes.