Indiana

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

State Code Agency:  

402 W. Washington St. E-241
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-1400 

DHS: Home (in.gov) 

 

 

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

The commercial code applies to all Class 1 structures, which include buildings used by the public, by employees or by three or more residential tenants. Commercial plan review, enforcement, and inspection service covers most commercial buildings with limited exceptions. Enforcement of codes on those buildings that are exempt from the State plan review are not exempt from local permitting requirements. Enforcement (plan review and inspection) of one- and two-family dwelling codes is handled at the local level only.

State inspectors exist only for elevators and boilers/pressure Vessels.

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

Code amendments do not involve subjects impacting wood construction. 

Expected date most recent code will be adopted:

The Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission will begin to explore an upgrade to a more current version of the IBC and IFC in 2022. 

Next Update Cycle:

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security makes revisions to the State Building and Residential Codes through the Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission/Code Services arm. There is no plan currently in place to update to the 2015 edition of the IBC. They are currently in the process of reviewing the 2018 edition of the IRC, but have not set any firm dates on the adoption. The adoption is expected to occur in 2019.

Notes:

Indiana adopted the 2012 edition of the IBC in December of 2014 and the 2018 edition of the IRC in December of 2019.