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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.
OUBCC Technical Committees
2018 International Energy Conservation Code Review
Update #1: The Energy Conservation Technical Committee has completed review of the 2018 IRC, Chapter 11 and several other applicable code sections and made recommendations to the Commission for modifications to the IRC. The committee requested the Commission reconsider which edition of the International Energy Conservation Code to review. The commission voted at the January 18, 2022 meeting to change the review to the 2018 edition. The committee will commense work on that next. New meeting dates have been scheduled and are on the technical committee page.
Public comment forms for proposed changes maybe submitted at any time, by filling out the form below:
2018 International Residential Code (IRC) and 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) Review
The OUBCC created technical committees have completed their review of the IRC and the NEC and have made recommendations for modifications to the OUBCC.
Update #1: The Governor approve the OUBCC Emegency rules (they are effective as of this approval), on Friday, February 18, 2022. Please see the rule document in the link below.
The OUBCC adopted emergency rules at a special meeting of on February 7, 2022. These emergency rules have been submitted to the Governor for approval. The rules will go into effect upon approval of the Governor. See below for a copy of the rules as submitted to the Governor for approval.
Code Adoption In Process
Update 2: The public hearing related to the adoption of the 2018 IRC and 202 NEC was held on March 22, 2022. The OUBCC voted to make one change to each code based on public comment, both written in comment form and discussed at the hearing. They voted to adopt the codes as modified by those changes. The proposed rules will now be submitted to the Legislature and Governor for consideration.
Update 1: The OUBCC is in the process of modifying the adoptions of the 2018 International Building Code and International Existing Building Code for possible adoption. Draft rules are available on the "Proposed Rules" page. A public comment period is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 and will conclude on Thursday, March 31, 2022, and a public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
The OUBCC has reviewed the 2018 Edition of the International Residential Code® (IRC®), and the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) for possible adoption.
Draft Rules have been written and posted on our "Proposed Rules" page. A public comment period is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Februray 16, 2022 through Friday, March 18, 2022 and a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Public comments may be submitted utilizing the form below or may be submitted in any other format.
OUBCC Code Adoption
All codes previous and currently adopted codes by the OUBCC
may be seen on the "Adopted Building Codes" tab.
The OUBCC is located at 2401 NW 23rd St., Suite 82, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.
Phone: 405-521-6501 / Fax: 405-521-6504
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