State Adoptions

The 2015 NC Existing Building Code based on the 2012 IEBC will become effective March 1, 2015. There is a 3 year transition period where the new code or the existing NC EBC can be used.

  • 2009 International Building Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2009 International Fire Code
  • International Green Construction Code
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code
  • 2009 International Plumbing Code
  • 2009 International Residential Code

Jurisdiction Adoptions

See statewide adoptions for local and jurisdictional adoption information.


Links to State Adoption Agencies

North Carolina Department of Insurance/OSFM

NC DOI/OSFM/Engineering Division

State Energy Office

Natural Resources Conservation Service – RC&D Councils

NC Division of Forest Resources

Key Contacts

NC Dept. of Insurance/OFSM:
Adoption agency for all NC Codes
Rick McIntyre
Senior Deputy Commissioner of Insurance/Assistant State Fire Marshal
322 Chapanoke Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 661-5880
Fax: (919) 662-4414

NC DOI/OSFM/Engineering Division:
Billy Hinton
Is the primary energy code adoption staff member
Code Consultant
322 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 661-5880, Ext. 239
Fax: (919) 662-4414

NC Department of Commerce:
Does not adopt codes
State Energy Office
Ward Lenz, Director
NC State Energy Office
1830 Tillery Pl #A
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: (919) 733-2230

Pool Adoption Agency:
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Jim Hayes, Branch Head

State Forester:
Wib Owen
NC Division of Forest Resources
1616 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Phone: (919) 857-4844
Fax: (919) 228-5448