North Carolina

North Carolina Dept. of Insurance
Office of the State Fire Marshal 

Physical Address: Mailing Address
Albemarle Building Office of State Fire Marshal
325 N. Salisbury Street 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5926 
(919)-647-0000 or (800)-634-7854 

Adopted I-Codes:
2018 North Carolina State Building Code: Building Code
2018 North Carolina State Building Code: Residential Code
2018 North Carolina State Building Code: Energy Conservation Code
Effective date for all codes in North Carolina is January 1, 2019.
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

State code must be enforced in local jurisdictions.

Expected date most recent code will be adopted:

The NC Building Codes Council adopts every other edition of the International Codes, by statute. It is anticipated that the Council will begin looking at the 2021 editions of the I-codes beginning late 2020 or early 2021, with a potential adoption date at the end of 2021 and effective date in 2022. 


At each new code adoption, the state staff carries over NC amendments from the previous code for re-adoption with the new model code. 

Page last updated: December 2023