Adopted Codes

Listed below are the current Howard County Building and related codes.


Effective December 5, 2017
2017 Electrical Code with Local Amendments


National Fire Protection Association



Effective June 9, 2015
International Building Code, 2015 Edition
International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings, 2015 Edition
International Mechanical Code, 2015 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 Edition
The Life Safety Code, 2015 Edition

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International Code Council


2009 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
2009 National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54)
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Effective January 2, 2007
International Property Maintenance Code 2006