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Construction Codes


International Code Council (ICC) Online Code Library

Building construction codes effective March 1, 2017 or as noted otherwise.  Click the links below to download the PDF files.

​​CHAPTER 16:  2015 International Fire Code, including Appendix J, with Dallas Amendments (effective October 1, 2016)​

The Fire Code amendments include adoption of the 2013 Edition of the following Standards:  Sprinklers, NFPA 13, 13D, 13R and Fire Alarm, NFPA 72.

CHAPTER 53:  2015 International Building Code with Dallas Amendments 
CHAPTER 54:  2015 International Plumbing Code with Dallas Amendments 
CHAPTER 55:  2015 International Mechanical Code with Dallas Amendments 
CHAPTER 56:  2017 National Electrical Code​ with Dallas Amendments (effective March 1, 2018)
CHAPTER 57:  2015 International Residential Code with Dallas Amendments

CHAPTER 58:  2003 International Existing Building Code with Dallas Amendments (effective July 1, 2004) 
CHAPTER 59:  2015 International Energy Conservation Code with Dallas Amendments
CHAPTER 60:  2015 International Fuel & Gas Code with Dallas Amendments
CHAPTER 61:  2015 International Green Construction Code with Dallas Amendments

CHAPTER 52:  Administrative Procedures for the Construction Codes of the Dallas City Code
These recently adopted codes can be purchased on-line at the International Code Council website.
The amendments (see above links) are available online at no cost or for purchase ONLY at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center,  320 E. Jefferson Blvd.,  Room 118; Dallas, TX 75203.

 

General Code Questions:  Email addresses listed below are monitored daily from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

General Building Code 
Emailbicommercial@dallascityhall.com 
Please call 214-948-4480 and ask to speak with the Building Code Plans Examiner on call.

General Residential Code Questions (Single Family/Duplex):   
Emailbiresidential@dallascityhall.com
Please call 214-948-4480 and ask to speak with the Residential Code Plans Examiner on call.

Green and Energy Codes 
Emailbigreencode@dallascityhall.com
Please call Eddie Small at 214-948-4035 or Meenal Chauk, Manager, at 214-948-4091.

Health Code (Restaurant Projects):   
Emailbirestaurantplanreview@dallascityhall.com
Please call Sam James at 214-948-4255, LaShawn Garcia at 214-948-4131 or Joe Del Ferro at 214-948-4114 (On Call).

General Zoning Code 
Please call 214-948-4480 and ask to speak with the Zoning Code Plans Examiner.


For final Code interpretations or requests for Alternate Material/Method contact appropriate Chief as listed below.:

Plumbing & Mechanical           
Richard Denham
Chief Plumbing / Mechanical Code Administrator
214-948-4464

Electrical           
Jeff McCabe
Chief Electrical Code Administrator
214-948-4472

Building           
Shahla Layendecker, AIA, CBO, RID
Chief Building Code Administrator
214-948-4421