Building Codes

The guidelines in this section are intended to inform the contractor and builder of some of the most common code issues in regards to the construction of one and two-family housing, and to answer some of the most frequently asked questions involving the building codes adopted by the City of Republic. It is not substitute for, nor does not attempt to address every item in the 2012 International Residential Code.

It is your responsibility to be familiar with the 2012 International Residential Code. A copy of the 2012 IRC is available for your review at the Planning and Development office and City Hall. Staff can also give you contact information if you wish to order your own copy of the 2012 IRC.

The building codes currently in use in the City of Republic are as follows:
  • 2009 ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2011 National Electric Code
  • 2012 Fire Code
  • 2012 Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
It cannot be stressed enough that communication early in the planning process is your best defense against problems that might requiring demolition, rebuilding, rewiring, etc. If questions arise during the course of a project it is the responsibility of the contractor or builder to ask for a code interpretation.