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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 Code Adoption - Public Comment Period
The OUBCC has begun the rule making process to adopt modifications to rules pertaining to Title 748 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Chapter 20 Adopted Codes, Subchapters 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15. The OUBCC is proposing modifications to the adoption of the 2015 Editions of the International Building Code®, International Existing Building Code®, International Fire Code®, International Fuel Gas Code®, International Mechanical Code®, International Plumbing Code®, and International Residential Code®; as well as modifications to the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code®.
Click Here to see a copy of the Proposed Rule Modifications
Click Here to see a copy of the Rule Impact Statement
Public comments will be accepted from December 16, 2016 through January 23, 2017.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled for February 21, 2017.
Click Here for a form to submit public comments on the proposed changes. Comment forms can be faxed to: 405-521-6504, emailed to: Kathy.Hehnly@oubcc.ok.gov, or mailed to: OUBCC, PO Box 12540, Oklahoma City, OK 73157
OUBCC Technical Committees
Alternative Fuels Program Technical Committee
The OUBCC Alternative Fuels Program Technical Committee has completed their review. Click Here to see their meeting agendas, minutes and final presentation of recommendations to the OUBCC.
Storm Shelter Technical Committee
The OUBCC has created a storm shelter technical committee to review the requirements in the OUBCC rules for both the 2015 editions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code. Committee members were approved at the November 15, 2016 meeting. Committee meetings will be scheduled to begin in 2016 and carry over into 2017. Meeting Agendas and Minutes will be available for review under the "Meetings and Events" page of the OUBCC website. All meetings will be open to the public.
Storm Shelter Information
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®, 2015 Edition, (IRC, 2015®) was adopted with modifications by the OUBCC with an effective date of November 1, 2016. The IRC®, 2015 addresses residential dwellings defined as one- and two-family homes and town houses. This adoption replaces the first adoption of state-wide residential code, the adoption of the IRC®, 2009.
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, 2015. Several state agencies had previously adopted several of these codes in one fashion or another to address the needs of their agencies. Updated versions of these codes have been published, reviewed and have been adopted by the Commission. The updated 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.
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