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Montana Building Codes

Building Codes References

Montana's codes are mandatory statewide for all public and state-owned buildings, except where otherwise indicated below.

Montana updates its codes every three years.

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009 & IRC 2006 (Administrative Rules of Montana, Title 24, Ch. 301, Building Codes Bureau)Building Codes Bureau,
(406) 841-2040
online
Structural CodeIBC 2009 (Administrative Rules of Montana, Title 24, Ch. 301)Building Codes Bureau,
(406) 841-2040
online
Plumbing CodeUPC 2009 (Administrative Rules of Montana, Title 24, Ch. 301)Building Codes Bureau,
(406) 841-2040
online
Mandatory for all buildings
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009 (Administrative Rules of Montana, Title 24, Ch. 301)Building Codes Bureau,
(406) 841-2040
online
Electrical CodeNEC 2008 (Administrative Rules of Montana, Title 24, Ch. 301)Electrical Safety Section,
(406) 841-2047
online
Mandatory for all buildings
Fire/Life Safety CodeNFPA 99c, Standard on Gas and Vacuum Systems (med gas), 2005 State Fire Marshal, (406) 444-2050
online
Mandatory for all buildings
Accessibility CodeIBC 2009 & ICC/ANSI A117.1 Building Codes Bureau,
(406) 841-2040
online
Energy CodeIECC 2009Building Codes Bureau,
(406) 841-2040
online
Elevator CodeASME A17.1-2004; A17.1a-2005; A17.1S-2005Building Codes Bureau,
(406) 841-2040
online
Gas CodeIFGC 2009 (Administrative Rules of Montana, Title 24, Ch. 301)Building Codes Bureau, (406) 841-2040
online
Boiler CodeASME 2004 Boiler & Pressure Vessel CodeBuilding Codes Bureau, (406) 841-2044
online
Public Health CodeNoneN/A
Hazardous MaterialsNoneN/A

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
PlumbingPam Plovanic
Plumbing & Mechanical Permits
Phone: (406) 841-2051
MechanicalPam Plovanic
Plumbing & Mechanical Permits
Phone: (406) 841-2051
ElectricalEllen Granby
Electrical Permits
Phone: (406) 841-2047
Plan ReviewDavid Cook
Plan Review Services
Phone: (406) 841-2053
Historic PreservationPeter Brown
Historic Architecture Specialist
Phone: (406) 444-7718
EnvironmentalRichard Opper
Director, Dept. of Environmental Quality
Phone: (406) 444-2544
Fax: (406) 444-4386
Health DepartmentJoan Miles
Director, Dept. of Public Health & Human Services
Phone: (406) 444-5622
Fax: (406) 444-1970
Fire MarshalAllen Lorenz
State Fire Marshal
Phone: (406) 444-2050
Forestry/ParksDepartment of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Phone: (406) 444-3750
TransportationJim Lynch
Director, Dept. of Transportation
Phone: (406) 444-6200
Boiler InspectorJim McGimpsey
Boiler Safety Program
Phone: (406) 538-2019
Fax: (406) 841-2050
Elevator InspectorJennifer Johnson
Elevator Safety Program
Phone: (406) 841-2064

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Montana municipalities: