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The mission of the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission is to establish minimum statewide construction codes for protection of life and property, to be utilized by each respective trade throughout the state, assuring public health, safety, and welfare.
|Storm Shelter Information:
To review a copy of the OUBCC Storm Shelter Fact Sheet, Click Here
To review the FEMA 320 Standard, Click Here
Copies of the ICC/NSSA 500 Standard can be ordered on the International Code Council (ICC) website, www.iccsafe.org or through your local book store.
The OUBCC was created in 2009 to adopt standardized statewide minimum building construction codes. However, the OUBCC was given no enforcement or inspection authority. The statutes that created and govern our agency can be found on our website, under the "Codes and Rules"/"Related State Statutes" tab.
Code Adoption History
The OUBCC created technical committees comprised of individuals in the respective trades to review the codes and make recommendations to the Commission. Each committee recommended modifications to change the codes to meet the needs of the State. Those recommendations were then reviewed and voted on by the OUBCC. Once the vote was complete, the rules process to adopt the codes was started.
The International Residential Code®, 2009 Edition, (IRC, 2009®) was adopted with modifications by the OUBCC with an effective date of July 15, 2011. The IRC®, 2009 addresses residential dwellings defined as one- and two-family homes and town houses. This was the first time a residential code had been adopted by any state agency for use as a construction code.
The OUBCC adopted commercial codes to address all structures other than one- and two-family homes and town houses. Those codes were modified and had an effective date of November 2, 2012. Several state agencies had previously adopted several of these codes in one fashion or another to address the needs of their agencies. The commercial codes adopted with modifications by the OUBCC are:
The modifications for all codes can be found under the "Codes and Rules"/"Adopted Building Codes" tab.
To view the Codes as originally published, click the link to the free on-line codes provided by the ICC on the "Resources" tab of our website.
|The OUBCC submitted Administrative rule amendments as well as some amendments to the codes to the legislature during the 2012-2013 session, however a joint resolution was not approved and the rules will not be amended at this time. The emergency rules approved for Chapters 3 and 5 of our Administrative rules will expire on July 14, 2013. These emergency rules addressed changes made to the OUBCC statutes by the legislature during the 2011-2012 session. Those changes once the emergency rules expire will not show up in our rules. State statutes have precedence over rules so all late fees will continue to be charged as the statutes describe and no late fees may be waived.|
|The OUBCC is located at 2401 NW 23rd, Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 (SW corner of Shepherd Mall on the second floor). Phone and fax numbers are: 405-521-6501 (phone) and 405-521-6504 (fax).|
|Commercial Building Code Adoption Announcement|
|Email Notice of Adoption to Jurisdictions|
|Oklahoma Construction Industries Board|
|Jurisdictional Entity On-line Reporting Program|