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Arkansas Building Codes

Building Codes References

Arkansas'codes are mandatory statewide minimums (unless otherwise noted below). Local jurisdictions may amend the codes only to make them more stringent.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2007 Arkansas Fire Prevention Code (IBC 2006)Online
Structural Code2007 Arkansas Fire Prevention Code (IBC 2006)Online
Plumbing Code2006 Arkansas Plumbing Code (2006 IPC with state amendments)Dept. of Health, Division of Protective Health Codes, (501) 661-2642
Mechanical Code2006 Arkansas Mechanical Code (IMC 2006 with state amendments)Online
Electrical Code2008 Arkansas National Electrical CodeOnline
Fire/Life Safety Code2007 Arkansas Fire Prevention Code (IFC 2006 with state supplement)Online
Accessibility CodeIBC 2000 with state supplementOnline
Energy CodeASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2001 (2003 IECC)Susan Recken
Arkansas Energy Office
ph: (501) 682-7334
fax: (501)682-2703
srecken@arkansasedc.com
Elevator CodeASME A17.1-1993No amendments
Gas Code2006 Arkansas State Gas Code (2006 IFGC with amendments)Dept. of Health, Division of Protective Health Codes, (501) 661-2642
Boiler CodeASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code 2004No amendments

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
PlumbingBob Higginbottom
Director, Division of Protective Health Codes
Phone: (501) 661-2642
Fax: (501) 661-2671
MechanicalBob Higginbottom
Director, Division of Protective Health Codes
Phone: (501) 661-2642
Fax: (501) 661-2671
ElectricalLenora Treadway
State Bd. El. Examiners
Phone: (501) 682-4548
Fax: (501) 682-1765
EnergySusan Recken
Arkansas Energy Office
Phone: (501) 682-7334
Fax: (501) 682-2703
Health DepartmentDept. of Health, Div. of Protective Health Codes
Phone: (501) 661-2642
Fire MarshalLt. Lindsey Williams
State Fire Marshal
Phone: (501) 618-8700
Boiler InspectorGary Myrick
Chief Boiler Inspector
Phone: (501) 682-4553
Elevator InspectorJean Kilby
Adminstrative Assistant
Phone: (501) 682-4530
Fax: (501) 682-4532

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Arkansas municipalities: