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Adopted Building Code (Updates Coming Soon)

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Adopted Codes: 2012 International Building Code, 2012 International Mechanical Code, 2012 International Plumbing Code, 2012 International Fire Code with Amendments, 2012 Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Property Maintenance Code, 2014 National Electrical Code with Amendments. 2015 International Energy Code, 2012 International Residential Building Code with AmendmentsCity of Georgetown Unified Development Code, and City of Georgetown Code of  Ordinances

Updates to Adopted Codes Coming Soon:

City Staff is currently reviewing the 2015 International Building Codes with appendices for possible adoption later this year. The city currently has the 2012 ICC codes, and the 2014 NEC adopted with local amendments.

The city will be hosting an open house forum as an opportunity for you to provide input, ask questions, or share any concerns regarding upcoming building code changes. The City of Georgetown encourages anyone to attend the open house forum. Representatives from the City of Georgetown Building, Fire, and Code Enforcement Departments will be there to share what the significant changes will be and to hear any concerns from you.

There will also be various public meetings to voice any concerns. The tentative schedule is as follows:

No other meetings scheduled at this time.

If you would like to submit a code change proposal or revision to the International Codes, National Electrical Codes,  or the City of Georgetown Municipal Code of Ordinances related to Building Inspections, please complete the required form by clicking here . Code change requests are due by March 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm

If you are unable to attend any of the public meetings or open house, you may email glen.holcomb@georgetown.org to schedule a separate time to visit with us about the update or provide your thoughts via email.

For your reference, the following is a list of the codes proposed to be adopted along with local amendments:

2015 International Building Code (IBC)
2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 
2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
2015 International Plumbing Code (IRC)
2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
2015 International Fire Code (IFC)
2015 International Fire Code Amendments Draft – Proposed 
2015 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISP&SC)
2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) No Amendments 

The new building, fire, and electrical code will need to be approved by Georgetown City Council before it will go into effect

Past Public Meetings:

December 10, 2019 Council Workshop –  Click Here to View

January 21, 2020:
Building Standards Commission
January 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm.
300-1 Industrial Ave, Georgetown, Texas 78626

January 29, 2020:
Georgetown Development Alliance (GDA)
January 29, 2020 Time 7:30 am-8:30 am
1 Chamber Way, Georgetown, Texas 78626

February 20, 2020:
Building Standards Commission
February 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm
808 Martin Luther King Jr St.- CH Community Room
Click Here for Agenda

February 26, 2020
Georgetown Development Alliance (GDA)
February 26, 2020 Time 7:30 am-8:30 am
1 Chamber Way, Georgetown, TX 78626

March  6, 2020 
City of Georgetown Open House Forum
March 6, 2020 Time 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
300-1 Industrial Ave, Georgetown, Texas 78626