Building Codes

The Department, through the Building Commissioner, is responsible for administering the Building Code for construction and remodeling projects within the jurisdiction of the City of Huntington. Permits enable the City to enforce provisions of the Building Code. These codes provide a minimum standard for the protection of life, health, property and public welfare. This helps to ensure that construction activity is safe for you and your family. 


The City of Huntington Building Code is comprised of six separate construction related codes (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Fence, Demolition and Unsafe) under Title XV, Chapter 150 of the City of Huntington Code of Ordinances.  The local code, by reference, also adopts the minimum code requirements enacted by the State of Indiana through its Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission.  The City of Huntington Building Code is developed by Department staff, approved by the State of Indiana and ultimately approved by the Common Council in the form of an Ordinance.  The Building Code is located in Title XV, Section 150 of the City of Huntington Code of Ordinances. 


The Building Commissioner serves as the chief administrative official of the Building Code.  Department staff regularly advises property owners, contractors and design professionals about construction related standards and requirements.  Code requirements are always evolving due to advances in construction technology.  The Department has trained, experienced and certified code professionals to serve you.  Staff remains current with code development through regular training and required continuing education.  Additionally, our code professionals maintain numerous certifications and remain active members of professional organizations, including the International Code Council (ICC) and the Indiana Association of Building Officials (IABO).


State Building Codes

The following codes as adopted by the State of Indiana are in effect:

General Administrative Rules 675-IAC-12
Indiana Building Code 675-IAC-13
Indiana Residential Code 675-IAC-14
Industrialized Building Systems 675-IAC-15
Indiana Plumbing Code 675-IAC-16
Indiana Electrical Code 675-IAC-17
Indiana Mechanical Code 675-IAC-18
Indiana Energy Conservation Code 675-IAC-19
Indiana Swimming Pool Code 675-IAC-20
Indiana Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Man Lifts and Hoists     675-IAC-21
Indiana Fire Prevention Code 675-IAC-22
Indiana Supplementary Fire Safety Rules 675-IAC-24
Indiana Fuel Gas Code 675-IAC-25



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