State Adoptions

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The North Dakota Legislative Assembly mandates that the State Building Code consist of the IBC, IRC, IMC, and IFGC. Energy conservation standards must be included in the State Building Code. Updates are assigned to the North Dakota Division of Community Services which appoints the North Dakota Building Code Advisory Committee to decide the updates. Local jurisdictions are expected to use the state code to make their updates.

  • 2021 International Building Code
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code - Residential
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2021 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Fire Code


Links to State Adoption Agencies

Community Services, Department of Commerce

State Fire Marshal

State Energy Office

State Board of Plumbing

State Insurance Department

North Dakota Forest Service

Key Contacts

ICC Government Relations Representative
Rick Hauffe
Senior Regional Manager

Chief Building Official:
Bonnie Malo Director
Community Services, Department of Commerce
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 2
PO Box 2057
Bismarck, ND 58502-2057
(701) 328-5300

State Building Code Review Board:
North Dakota Building Code Advisory Committee
Appointed by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services
Bruce Hagen
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 2
PO Box 2057
Bismarck, ND 58502-2057
Phone: (701) 328-5300
Fax: (701) 328-2308

State Fire Marshal:
Douglas Nelson , State Fire Marshal
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 125
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-5550

Plumbing code adoption agency:
North Dakota State Board of Plumbing
Lon Drevecky , Board President
1110 College Drive, Suite 210
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 328-9977
Fax: (701) 328-5222

Fuel-Gas Regulatory Boards:

Pool Adoption Agency:
Inspections and safety are local matters, not a state function.

State Insurance Commissioner:
Jon Godfread
North Dakota State Insurance Department
State Capitol, fifth floor
600 E. Boulevard Ave.,
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320
Phone: (701) 328-2440
Fax (701) 328-4880

State Forester:
Tom Claeys
NDSU-North Dakota Forest Service
307 – 1st Street East
Bottineau ND 58318-1100
Phone: 701-228-5422;
Fax: 701-228-5448