Alan McClain, 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:
National Electrical Code (NEC), 2011 Edition
International Building Code (IBC), 2012 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), 2018 Edition
International Plumbing Code (IPC), 2018 Edition
International Mechanical Code (IMC), 2009 Edition
International Residential Code (IRC), 2012 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), 2009 Edition
International Existing Building Code (IEBC), 2006 Edition
International Fire Code (IFC), 2018 Edition
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

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

Tall Mass Timber Adoption

The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2023.

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction

No apparent disadvantages at this time.

Next Update Cycle:

Unable to locate plan to update to 2018 “I” Codes Still using 2012 IBC and IRC. 


Upon investigation of various communities, the range of code adoptions ranged from the 2006 to the 2018 Editions of the code. The ICC publishes the Arkansas Building Codes and are based on the ICC versions of the I codes.
Page last updated: January 2022