Adopted Building Codes and Amendments
The building codes that have been adopted for Utah are located at the State Construction Code Administration and Adoption of Approved State Construction Code Rule and approved codes that may also be adopted by local compliance agencies are located in the State Construction and Fire Codes Act.
Proposed Building Codes and Amendments
Changes in building codes are adopted by the Legislature after receiving a recommendation from the Uniform Building Code Commission. The Uniform Building Code Commission is obligated under the Uniform Building Standards Act to have a public hearing regarding the proposed changes to the building codes. This public notice and scheduled public hearing are for the Uniform Building Code Commission to receive public comment on the proposed building codes prior to it making its recommendation to the legislative Business and Labor Interim Committee.
A person who wants to recommend a proposed change to the building codes should submit a Request for Code Amendment Application.
Advisory Board Meeting Information
The Uniform Building Code Commissions and respective boards and committees typically meet once a month. To find out information about the next meeting please refer to our calendar.
Utah Building Codes Training
The Uniform Building Codes Training Fund was created by the legislature under the Uniform Building Standards Act, Title 58-56, effective April 1989 in an effort to achieve uniformity of enforcement throughout the state, improve the safety and quality of construction.
Each compliance agency in the state, which enforces the statewide adopted building codes, charges a 1% surcharge on all building permits issued and submits 80% of the amount collected to our division to be utilized by the Division to provide education regarding the statewide adopted building codes and code amendments to building inspectors and individuals engaged in construction related trades. The current training calendar can be found at Building Codes Training Calendar.
To provide the training required by this statute, the Division provides funding grants to the associations and schools to subsidize their training programs. The following organizations and schools have received funding grants for building codes training courses and may be contacted directly to obtain information and scheduling.
Boards and Commission
|UBCC Fire Protection Advisory Committee/Unified Code Analysis Council
NOTE: The Fire Protection Advisory Committee combined with the Code Analysis Committee appointed by the Fire Prevention Board to form the Unified Code Analysis Council.