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General Construction Code Information

For text of amendments adopted by the City please go to chapter 28 of the Municipal Code Corporation website. The City of Denton operates under the following amended codes for permits issued after October 1, 2012:

The 2009 International Building Code
The 2009 International Residential Code
The 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
The 2009 International Mechanical Code
The 2009 International Plumbing Code
The 2011 National Electrical Code
The 2009 International Fire Code

Proposed 2012 COG Amendments with Denton Amendments 
Proposed 2012 COG Amendments with Denton Amendments

2012 Building Codes: The Major Changes Power Point Presentation
2012 Codes- The Major Changes

ENFORCEMENT OF NEW ENERGY CODE BEGAN MAY 1, 2014
2012 Energy Codes   2012 Energy Code Ordinance

ENFORCEMENT OF BUILDING CODES BEGAN OCTOBER 1, 2012
2009 Building Codes    2009 Building Codes 2012-226
2011 Electrical Codes   2011 Electrical Codes 2012-227 
2012 Energy Codes    2012 Energy Code Ordinance

ENFORCEMENT OF FIRE CODE BEGAN SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
2009 Fire Codes    2009 Fire Code 2012-228

Online Access to Building Codes:
International Building Codes Online:
  http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/index.htm

Other Codes and Information:
Building Code Adoption History    Building Code Adoption History
Commercial Permit - Final Inspection Checklist    Commercial Building Permit Final Inspection Checklist
Credit Access Business Code   Denton City Ordinance Credit Access Businesses
Denton Development Code    Denton Development Code    
Denton Property Maintenance Code    Property Maintenance Code
Design Criteria Manuals    Design Criteria Manuals
Noise Ordinance    Noise and Odors Ordinance
Smoking Ordinance    Smoking Ordinance
Texas Accessibility Standard   http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ab/abtas.htm
Water Heater Installation Requirements    Water Heater Checklist
Wind Energy Conservation System Code (WECS)    Wind Energy Conservation Systems Code