Ohio Department of Commerce
Board of Building Standards 

77 South High Street, 20th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6133
Board of Building Standards | Ohio Department of Commerce 

Current Codes and Edition Adopted:
​2015 International Building Code (IBC)
2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) - Residential
2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) - Commercial
2015 International Fire Code (IFC)​
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

The Building Code Compliance Division performs plan reviews and inspections for commercial building projects not located in a jurisdiction with a certified building department and for all State properties and universities.  Enforcement of the residential code is limited to local building departments.  The Ohio Board of Building Standards certifies county, townships and municipal building departments to enforce state codes. 

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

Code amendments do not involve subjects impacting wood construction. 

Expected date most recent code will be adopted:

Anticipated date of adopting the 2021 I-Codes is in early 2023. 

Next Update Cycle:

Ohio is currently reviewing the 2021 I-Codes for adoption 


Ohio adopted the 2018 IRC in July 2019.

Page last updated: January 2022