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Utah Building Codes

Building Codes References

Utah's building codes are mandatory statewide. Local jurisdictions may amend them but only with state approval.
The 2009 I-codes and the 2008 NEC will become effective July 1, 2010.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009 (Utah Uniform Building Standard Act Rules, Rule R156-56-701)Utah Dept. of Commerce, Div. Of Occup. & Prof. Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or online
Structural CodeIBC 2009 (Utah Uniform Building Standard Act Rules, Rule R156-56-701)Utah Dept. of Commerce, Div. Of Occup. & Prof. Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or online
Plumbing CodeIPC 2009 (Utah Uniform Building Standard Act Rules, Rule R156-56-701)Utah Dept. of Commerce, Div. Of Occup. & Prof. Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or online
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009 (Utah Uniform Building Standard Act Rules, Rule R156-56-701)Utah Dept. of Commerce, Div. Of Occup. & Prof. Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or online.
Electrical CodeNEC 2008 (Utah Uniform Building Standard Act Rules, Rule R156-56-701)Utah Dept. of Commerce, Div. Of Occup. & Prof. Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or online.
Fire/Life Safety CodeIFC 2009; NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2006Brent Halladay
Chief Deputy, Fire Prevention Bureau
(801) 284-6350 or online
Applies as a mandatory minimum
Energy CodeIECC 2009 (Utah Uniform Building Standard Act Rules, Rule R156-56-701)Utah Dept. of Commerce, Div. Of Occup. & Prof. Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or online.
Elevator CodeASME A17.1 2004; ASME A17.1a-2005; ASME 17.1S-2005Utah Labor Commission,
(801) 530-6850
Gas CodeIFGC 2009 (Utah Uniform Building Standard Act Rules, Rule R156-56-701)Utah Dept. of Commerce, Div. Of Occup. & Prof. Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or online.

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
StructuralBruce Palmer
Building Official - Structural
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
PlumbingDavid Webster
Building Official - Mechanical
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
MechanicalDavid Webster
Building Official - Mechanical
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
ElectricalWesley J. Greenhalgh
Building Inspector - Plumbing
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
AccessibilityBruce Palmer
Building Official
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
Fire MarshalBrent R. Halladay
Chief Deputy, Fire Prevention Bureau
Phone: (801) 284-6350
Elevator InspectorMike Simmons
Assistant Chief Elevator Inspector
Phone: (801) 554-9651

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Utah municipalities: