New Codes Coming Soon!

On Monday, January 3, 2022 Building and Safety will begin enforcing the following updated construction codes:

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC) & local amendments
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) & local amendments
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Commercial Provisions & local amendments
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) and local amendments
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) and local amendments
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and local amendments
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) and local amendments

Please Note:

  • Any building permit that is accepted prior to January 3, 2022 will be allowed to proceed under the codes and local amendments in effect as of the permit application date.
  • A building permit is considered accepted once the application submittal is deemed complete by Building and Safety staff and all required fees are paid.
  • Any other permits (mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, alarm, etc.) that are associated with a building permit which is accepted prior to January 3, 2022 will be allowed to proceed under the codes and local amendments in effect as of the building permit application date.
  • All other permits (mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, alarm, etc.) that are applied for on or after January3, 2022 will be required to proceed under the newly effective codes and local amendments listed above.
  • All requirements currently found in the Lincoln Fire Suppression Code will be located within the 2018 International Fire Code local amendments starting January 3, 2022.