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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.
Update: Oklahoma remains under a state of emergency and the OUBCC offices will remain closed until the Governor's Executive Order is rescinded or expires.
Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-07, the State of Oklahoma is under a state of emergency, declared March 15, 2020. For the safety of our employees and the public, the OUBCC has temporarily transitioned to teleworking for our staff. The OUBCC encourages you to reach out to our staff via email. All interactions with the OUBCC will be conducted by telephone or electroncially, in adhearance to the directives of Governor Kevin Stitt.
Staff may be reached at the following:
In addition, you may leave a voicemail at 405-521-6501 and someone will return the call as soon as possible. The OUBCC regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
OUBCC Technical Committees
2015 International Energy Conservation Code Review
The OUBCC has created a technical committee to review Chapter 11 of the 2018 International Residential Code® and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code®. For those will to serve on the the committee, please fill out the application linked below. Applications will be received until all committee positions are filled or until the review is completed.
Public comment forms for proposed changes maybe submitted at any time, by filling out the applicable form linked below:
2018 International Residential Code Review
The OUBCC has created two more technical committees to review the 2018 International Residential Code®. The first committee will review the building portion of the IRC, except Chapter 11, which will be reviewed by a separate committee. The second committee will review the fuel gas, mechanical and plumbing portions of the IRC, except Chaper 11.
For those wishing to serve on either of these committees, please fill out the appropriate application. Applications will be received until committee positions are filled.
2020 NEC Committee and 2015 IRC Ice and Water Barrier, Roofing Evaluation Committee
The OUBCC has voted to create two new technical committees. The first will review the 2020 National Electrical Code, along with the residential portion of the 2018 International Residential Code. The other committee will review the Ice and Water Barrier Roofing issue in the 2015 International Residential Code. Below are volunteer applications for each committee if you wish to volunteer.
The application period for these committees has been extended the committee positions can be filled.
Update 2: The emergency rules were approved by the Governor on August 3, 2020
Update 1: Due to a clerical issue, the Governor did not have an opportunity to act on the emergency rules adopted by the Commission on January 21, 2020. At the request of the Governor's staff, the OUBCC re-approved and readopted the emergency rules at the June 16, 2020 meeting. Once approved by the Governor's office, the rules will go into effect.
The OUBCC adopted emergency rules at the January 21, 2020 meeting. 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: The OUBCC voted at the August 18, 2020 virtual special meeting to commence rule making. A new public comment period will be opened from September 16, 2020 to October 15, 2020. A new hearing has been scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Anyone wishing to comment in writing on the proposed rules may use the form below or may simply send an email to: Kathy.Hehnly@oubcc.ok.gov or may send a letter to the OUBCC at PO Box 12540, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.
NOTE: The March 17, 2020 public hearing and regular Commission meeting was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. Since no public hearing was held, the rulemaking process on the rules listed below has stopped. The rulemaking process will need to be restarted at the beginning and will be addressed by the Commission after the current COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved.
The OUBCC has reviewed 2018 Editions of the International Building Code® (IBC®), International Existing Building Code® (IEBC®), International Fire Code® (IFC®), International Fuel Gas Code® (IFGC®), International Mechanical Code® (IMC®) and International Plumbing Code® (IPC®), as well as the 2017 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 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 through Friday, March 6, 2020 and a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 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 currently adopted by the OUBCC may be seen on the "Adopted Building Codes" tab.
All previous adopted code versions can be found on the "Commission History" page.
The OUBCC is located at 2401 NW 23rd St., Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.
Phone: 405-521-6501 / Fax: 405-521-6504
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