Building Code Information

Indiana Building Codes

The primary intent of building codes is to provide a minimum level of safety in the design, construction, use, occupancy, and maintenance of buildings. 

Building codes in Indiana are adopted at a state level and are the same across the state. As a general rule, local forms of government in Indiana cannot adopt codes that are more restrictive than the state codes.  Indiana traditionally utilizes national model codes from a recognized agency.  The model code is then reviewed and amended.  The approved model code and amendments are then adopted as part of state law.

Click here to see the list of adopted codes and links to all the applicable amendments in electronic form.

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