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Alabama Building Codes


This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to http://www.iccsafe.org

Building Codes References

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009No amendments
Applies to 1) State owned buildings, 2) Schools - public & private, hotels, theaters. Al has also adopted the ICC for storm shelters.
Structural CodeIBC 2009No amendments
Applies to 1) State owned buildings, 2) Schools - public & private, motels, theaters
Plumbing CodeIPC 2009No amendments
Applies to state-owned buildings, schools, hotels and theaters
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009No amendments
Applies to state-owned buildings, schools, hotels and theaters
Electrical CodeNEC 2008No amendments
Applies to state-owned buildings, schools, hotels and theaters
Fire/Life Safety CodeIFC 2009No amendments
Applies to all buildings except federal properties
Accessibility CodeADAAG - 2004 onlineNo amendments
Applies to all public & private projects
Energy CodeIECC 2006Alabama Building Commission, (334) 242-4082 or online
Applies to state-owned buildings over 4,000 square feet.
Gas CodeIFGC 2009No amendments
Applies to state-owned buildings, schools, hotels and theaters
Other CodesThe Alabama Building Commission regulates the Alabama State Building Code which applies to state-owned buildings, schools, hotels and theaters. The Alabama Building Commission can be reached at (334) 242-4082, Phone; (334) 242-4182, Fax.

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralBob O'Reilly, Architect
Phone: (334) 242-4803
Fax: (334) 242-4182
PlumbingHarvey McKim, P.E.
AL Building Comm. Mech./Plumbing Engineer
Phone: (334) 242-4805
Fax: (334) 242-4182
MechanicalHarvey McKim, P.E.
AL Building Comm. Mech./Plumbing Engineer
Phone: (334) 242-4805
Fax: (334) 242-4182
ElectricalAl Lee, PE- Electrical Engineer
AL Building Comm. Electrical Engineer
Phone: (334) 382-3280
Plan ReviewBob O'Reilly
AL Building Comm. Architect
Phone: (334) 242-4803
Fax: (334) 242-4182
Fire MarshalEd Paulk
State Fire Marshal
Phone: (334) 241-4166
Fax: (334) 241-4158

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Alabama municipalities: