Codes & Standards that are Adopted in City of Houston, TX

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Codes & Standards listed below are adopted & ordained by the The Customer Assistance & Code Development Office (CACD). The Customer Assistance & Code Development Office (CACD) was established with two primary functions, (1) serving as an ombudsman for customers in the permit process, providing personalized assistance, and (2) code development and legislative analysis. CACD coordinate, draft and recommend code amendments.

City of Houston – Adopted Codes & Standards

  • ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (I-P Edition) (ANSI Approved; IESNA Co-sponsored) / 2007
  • International Building Code / 2006
  • International Energy Conservation Code / 2009 - (Effective 01/06/12) For One and Two Family Dwellings and Multi-Family 3 stories or less – (Effective 09/02/11) For Commercial Structures, including Residential Structures more than 3 stories
  • International Fire Code / 2006
  • International Residential Code / 2006
  • NFPA 70: National Electrical Code / 2011 – (Effective 09/01/11)
  • Uniform Mechanical Code / 2006
  • Uniform Plumbing Code / 2006

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