State Building Official:
Rich Bolten, Acting Iowa Building Commissioner
Iowa Building Code Bureau

215 E. 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 725-6145

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
2015 International Building Code (IBC)
2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2012 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 also enforced for hospitals and other health care facilities
IWUIC (edition not stated)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

The Building Code Bureau performs plan reviews for all State-owned buildings. In addition, all non-State-owned building that are constructed with State-appropriated funds, if built in an area without an adopted and enforced local building code, are required to be reviewed. If the building is not State-owned, additions, renovations, and repairs are excluded from this plan review requirement.

In addition, plan reviews are required for compliance with State Fire Marshal Rules for any education building or facility serving K-12 students, any college or university building or facility, any child care facility, any correctional facility, or any gaming facility.

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

Code modifications are not related to wood construction.

Expected date most recent code will be adopted:

Unknown. Individual communities exercise their home rule rights and consequently adopt and enforce various versions of the state-adopted codes.

Next Update Cycle:

The State Building Commissioner has not released any information on future plans for adoption of the newer IBC, IFC, and IRC.