Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council 
8181 Independence Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 
(225) 922-0817 

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
2021 International Building Code (IBC) with amendments
2021 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) with amendments
2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) with amendments
2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC) with amendments
2021 International Residential Code (IRC) with amendments
2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), (Residential)
2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), (Commercial Low-rise Residential)
2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) with amendments
2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 with amendments
2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): MANDATORY STATEWIDE

Codes are adopted and enforced locally. Each jurisdiction is required to adopt the State Building Codes. http://lsuccc.dps.louisiana.gov/codes.html 

Tall Mass Timber Adoption

The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2023.

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No obvious disadvantages. 

Next Update Cycle:

As of January 1, 2020, the State adopted the 2015 editions of the I codes. 


Page last updated: January 2022