State of Nevada Public Works Board 

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

The Nevada Public Works Board’s adoption only applies to state owned lands/projects.  The adopted codes and amendments are found at this link:   Adopted_Codes.pdf (  Each City and County adopt their codes separately although, they coordinate within the State of Nevada.   

Tall Mass Timber Adoption

The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2023 for Henderson, NV and Las Vegas, NV.

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

Amendments do not adversely impact Wood Construction.

Next Update Cycle:

The adoption of the 2021 codes are underway.  


The City of Reno adopts the 2018 IBC, IRC, IEBC and IECC with Northern NV amendments found at this link.  2018 NNICC Amendments Final Document 10-18-18.docx (    The County of Clark adopts the same codes with Southern NV amendments found at this link  Clark County, NV (   The City of Las Vegas adopts the same codes and they can also be found at their link

Page last updated: February 2022