The City of Austin's Building Technical Codes (Chapter 25-12), contains regulations for Building, Electric, Fire, Property Maintenance, Mechanical, Plumbing, Residential, and Solar Energy. The City of Austin follows the 2021 International Building Code.

Local Amendments

2021 Local Amendments became effective September 1, 2021, learn more about the Approved 2021 Technical Code Changes.

Click below to view the local amendments for each Code.

Local Amendment Current
Flood Hazard Areas - (Chapter 25-12, Article 3) 2021
International Building Code (IBC) 2021
International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2021
International Existing Building Code (IEBC) 2021
International Fire Code (IFC)    2021
International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)   2021
International Residential Code (IRC) 2021
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) 2018
International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC) 2015
National Electrical Code (NEC) 2020
Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) 2021
Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) 2021


Technical Code Interpretations

For additional interpretations, updated interpretations, and the future location of all interpretations, visit the Code Interpretation Library.

Building Code

Residential Code

Plumbing Code

Mechanical Code

Code-Related Presentations

Other Code Related Resources

Energy Code

Residential Code

Commercial Facilities

Residential and Commercial