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The mission of the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission is to establish minimum statewide codes affecting or relating to the built environment for the protection of life and property, to be utilized throughout the state, assuring public health, safety, and welfare.
PUBLIC COMMENT FORMS FOR CODE CHANGES
If you wish to submit code change requests for a section of one of the codes to be reviewed, CLICK HERE to download a PUBLIC COMENT FORM. This form once completed, should be signed and emailed, faxed, or mailed to our office. Technical committees are meeting and reviewing the codes for adoption.
Public Comment Forms can be submitted at any time during the code review process, until the final cut-off date.
In order to allow technical committees to review all public comment forms and finalize the review process, a final cut-off date for submitting Public Comment Forms has been established as end of business on Friday, August, 29, 2014.
Please note: When the Commission begins the rule adoption process, there will be further opportunities for public comments to be submitted, both written or verbally at a public comment hearing.
|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.
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.
RULES REGARDING LATE FEES
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|