State Adoptions

Building codes in Idaho are adopted by state statute, but rules adopting new editions must be passed by the legislature. Local governments have the option to adopt additional codes in addition to those codes named in statute. Local amendments to state codes must be no less than the requirements as adopted by the state. 

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code

Links to State Adoption Agencies

Division of Building Safety

State Fire Marshal

Dept. Of Energy Resources

Dept. of Environmental Quality

Dept. of Insurance

Dept. of Lands

Dept. of Health and Welfare

Key Contacts

State Building Official:
Idaho Building Code Boards
Chris Jensen, Administrator
Department of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower Street
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 334-3951
kelly.pearce@dbs.idaho.gov

State Fire Marshal:
Knute C. Sandahl, State Fire Marshal
Dept. of Insurance
700 W. State St,
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-4370
knute.sandahl@doi.idaho.gov

Idaho Dept. Energy Resources:
John Chatburn, Administrator
Idaho Dept. of Energy Resources
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0199
Phone: (208) 332-1660
john.chatburn@oer.idaho.gov

Idaho Dept. of Insurance:
Dean L. Cameron, Director
700 W. State St.
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043
Phone: (208) 334-4250

Idaho Dept. of Lands/State Forester:
Craig Foss, Director
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0050
Phone: (208) 334-0200

Pool Adoption Agency:
Idaho Dept. Health & Welfare
David Jeppesen, Director

Idaho Independent Living Council:
Kelly Buckland
816 West Bannock St.
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-9601
Phone: (208) 334-3800
kelly.buckland@silc.idaho.gov