State Adoptions

The codes are adopted at the state level through the GA Department of Community Affairs, Building Codes Division and the GA State Codes Advisory Committee (GSCAC).

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

The following are considered permissive codes and can be adopted by cities and counties.

  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2008 National Green Building Standard

Links to State Adoption Agencies

Department of Community Affairs

State Fire Marshal

Energy Office

Key Contacts

GA Dept of Community Affairs:
Office of Construction Codes & Industrialized Buildings
Ted Miltiades, Director
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329-2231
Phone: 404-679-3106

State Fire Marshal:
State Fire Marshal
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 920
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404-656-2064
Fax: (404) 657-6971

GA Environmental Finance Authority:
Energy Resources Division
David Gipson, Director
233 Peachtree Street, NE / Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-584-1007
Fax: 404-584-1069

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
John F. King
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 704
Atlanta, GA 30334
Main Telephone: 404-656-2070
Toll Free: 800-656-2298
Fax: 404-657-8542

State Forrester:
Georgia Forestry Commission
5645 Riggins Mill Road
Dry Branch, GA 31020
Phone: 478-751-3500
Phone: 1-800-GA-TREES (428-7337)
Fax: 478-751-3465

Accessibility Advocates:
Stacey Valrie Peace, State ADA Coordinator
c/o Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission
270 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 2140
Atlanta, GA 30334-9007
Phone: 404-657-7313