The agency has the authority to adopt any code(s) statewide. However, the Statute names the minimum codes to be adopted within 24 months of their publication. The state code is based on the IBC, IRC, IECC, UPC and the fire code as adopted by the State Fire Council. The four county jurisdictions have 2 years following the state adoption to adopt and amend the State Code with local amendments. If the county jurisdictions do not comply within the 2-year timeline, then the State Code becomes the county’s code until such time the county passes an adopting ordinance.
Links to State Adoption Agencies
ICC Government Relations Representative
Hawaii State Building Code Council - Adopts any code(s) except a fire code:
Hawaii State Fire Council – adopts the fire code:
The Dept. of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) - serves as the Hawaii Energy Office – Does not adopt the Energy Code:
State Insurance Commissioner:
Pool adoption agency: