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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 commence 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:
Update #2: The OUBCC emergency rules related to the 2018 IBC and IEBC expired on September 14, 2022. Emergency rules require permanent rulemaking to supersede the emergency rules to make them permanent. Permanent rulemaking was started, however, based on written public comments received during the rulemaking public comment period; and public comments made at the public hearing on March 31, 2022, the OUBCC elected to stop rulemaking and allow the emergency rules to expire without being superseded by permanent rules. The requirements that were amended, go back to the way they were adopted in the original IBC and IEBC adoptions in 2021.
Update #1: The Governor approve the OUBCC Emergency 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
Final Update: The adoption of the International Residential Code, 2018 Edition (IRC, 2018) and the National Electrical Code, 2020 Edition (NEC, 2020) are now in effect. The permanent rules may be viewed on the "Adopted Building Codes" page of the website.
Update 4: The agency rules were approved by a Governor's Declaration on June 21, 2022. The final documents have been submitted to the Office of Administrative Rules for publication in the Oklahoma Register. Once published, the rules will go into effect on September 14, 2022.
Update 3: The OUBCC held a public hearing on March 31, 2022 related to the modifications proposed to the 2018 International Building Code and International Existing Building Code to mirror the emergency rules put into place on February 18, 2022. After public comment presented during the meeting, the Commission voted to stop rulemaking and allow the emergency rules to expire on September 14, 2022. No further action was taken.
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, February 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 Notice on Data Collection:
The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (the "OUBCC") may collect personally identifiable data in the course of its duties, as supplied by employees, applicants, permittees, licensees, and vendors, or other individuals doing business with or interacting with the agency. "Personally identifiable data" means information which can identify an individual including, but not limited to, name, birth date, place of birth, mother's maiden name, biometric records, Social Security number, official state- or government-issued driver license or identification number, alien registration number, government passport number, employer or taxpayer identification number, or any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual, such as medical, educational, financial, or employment information. 74 O.S. § 3106.4. Personally identifiable data is stored securely in accordance with Oklahoma law, as well as the State of Oklahoma's Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines available at Policy, Standards & Publications (oklahoma.gov)
The OUBCC only responds to Oklahoma Open Records requests from people that make a proper official open records request. OUBCC is also subject to and complies with the Oklahoma Open Records Act, 51 O.S. §§ 24A.1 - 24A.33. In accordance with said law, some agency records must be made available for review and copying upon request. Where required by law, particular elements of personally identifiable data will be redacted before making records available. OUBCC will also share personally identifiable data in response to a properly issued court order or subpoena.
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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