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North Dakota 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

The codes listed below apply as a mandatory code to all buildings, if the local jurisdiction adopts a code. Exceptions are noted in the table.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006Cal Steiner
phone: (701) 227-7415
fax: (701) 227-7415
Structural CodeIBC 2006Cal Steiner
phone: (701) 227-7415
fax: (701) 227-7415
Plumbing CodeUPC 2000State Plumbing Board, (701) 328-9979
Applies to all buildings as a mandatory minimum
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006Cal Steiner
phone: (701) 227-7415
fax: (701) 227-7415
Electrical CodeNEC 2005 (North Dakota Wiring Standards)State Electrical Board, (701) 328-9522
Applies as a mandatory minimum to all buildings
Fire/Life Safety CodeUFC 2003; NFPA 101, 2003Fire Marshal's Office, (701) 328-5555
Life-safety applies to all existing schools and public assemblies.
Accessibility CodeADAAG (ND Century Code, State Building Code Chapter 54-21.3-04.1)No amendments
Applies to all buildings as referenced in the ADA.
Energy CodeMEC 1993; ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1989
for commercial structures
No amendments
Elevator CodeNoneN/A
Gas CodeIFGC 2006Cal Steiner
phone: (701) 227-7415
fax: (701) 227-7415

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
StructuralCal Steiner
Building Code Prog. Mgr., Div. of Community Svs.
Phone: (701) 227-7415
Fax: (701) 227-7415
PlumbingState Plumbing Board
Phone: (701) 328-9979
MechanicalCal Steiner
Building Code Prog. Mgr., Div. of Community Svs.
Phone: (701) 227-7415
Fax: (701) 227-7415
ElectricalDon Offerdahl
Exceutive Director, State Electrical Board
Phone: (701) 328-9522
Fax: (701) 328-9524
AccessibilityCal Steiner
Building Code Prog. Mgr., Div. of Community Svs.
Phone: (701) 227-7415
Fax: (701) 227-7415
EnergyCal Steiner
Building Code Prog. Mgr., Div. of Community Svs.
Phone: (701) 227-7415
Fax: (701) 227-7415
Fire MarshalJohn Elstad
State Fire Marshal
Phone: (701) 328-5555
Fax: (701) 328-5510
Boiler InspectorRobert D. Reetz
Chief Boiler Inspector
Phone: (701) 328-9607
Fax: (701) 328-9610

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other North Dakota municipalities: