Idaho Building Code Boards
Department of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower Street
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 334-3951
Contact: Chris Jensen, Administrator, 208-334-3951
The IBC, IRC and IEBC are adopted at the State level, local jurisdictions can amend. Local jurisdictions cannot adopt amendments that are more restrictive than the State codes with the exception of Chapter 11 which cannot be less restrictive. The enabling legislation does not allow one and two family dwellings to be required to have automatic sprinklers.
Here is a summary for code applicability: https://dbs.idaho.gov/faqs/building-frequently-asked-questions/
The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2021.
None identified. State amendments to the above codes are contained in their administrative rules, IDAPA 07.03.01 Rules of Building: https://dbs.idaho.gov/faqs/building-frequently-asked-questions/
The codes were updated to the 2018 versions on January 1, 2021. Contact: (208) 332-7137
Page last updated: January 2022