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Codes & Standards listed below are adopted & ordained by the by City of Council of the City of Dallas and they are enforced by Sustainable Development and Construction Department. Sustainable Development and Construction is a combination of former departments – and divisions within other departments – that provided permit and plan review, approval and inspection services for private development.

City of Dallas – Adopted Codes & StandardsEffective from November 1, 2013:

  • International Building Code / 2012
  • International Existing Building Code / 2003
  • International Energy Conservation Code / 2009
  • International Fire Code / 2006
  • International Fuel Gas Code / 2012
  • International Mechanical Code / 2012
  • International Plumbing Code / 2012
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings / 2012
  • NFPA 70: National Electrical Code / 2011

Local Amendments:

  • Chapter 16: Fire Code with Dallas Amendments (effective June 16, 2007)
  • CHAPTER 52: Administrative Procedures for the Construction Codes of the Dallas City Code, Current through September 25, 2013
  • CHAPTER 53, 2012 Building Code with Dallas Amendments, Effective November 1, 2013
  • CHAPTER 54, 2012 Plumbing Code with Dallas Amendments, Effective November 1, 2013
  • CHAPTER 55, 2012 Mechanical Code with Dallas Amendments, Effective November 1, 2013
  • Chapter 56: Electrical Code with Dallas Amendments (effective October 28, 2011)
  • CHAPTER 57, 2012 Residential Code with Dallas Amendments, Effective November 1, 2013
  • Chapter 58: Existing Building Code with Dallas Amendments (effective July 1, 2004)
  • Chapter 59: Energy Conservation Code with Dallas Amendments (effective April 1, 2011)
  • CHAPTER 60, 2012 Fuel & Gas Code Code with Dallas Amendments, Effective November 1, 2013
  • Green Ordinance Implementation City of Dallas, TX

For additional information please visit  http://www.dallascityhall.com/development_services/index.html/ or contact below.

Building Inspection Offices
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75203
Tel: 214-948-4480
Email: biadmin@dallascityhall.com

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