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The Building Department administers and enforces building codes and ordinances established by both city and state agencies.

Building codes provide minimum standards for the protection of life, limb, health, environment, public safety and welfare. Additionally, they require energy conservation practices in the design and construction of buildings and structures. Whether at home, work, school or out in the community, people rely on the safety of structures that are used every day.

Permit Applications & Fees

Licensing

Building Codes

Please note that the following residential building code overview includes ONLY basic guidelines for the listed topics. Always refer to the adopted codes and their amendments for the precise language.

State

Visit the State of Indiana Codes and Amendments to reference the following codes.

General Administrative Rules (GAR)
675 IAC 12
Effective Date: 22 December 2006
Updated 8/1/14; Amended 12/1/14

2014 Indiana Building Code (IBC)
675 IAC 13-2.6
Comprised of: 2012 International Building Code
Effective Date: 1 December 2014

2014 Indiana Fire Code (IFC)
675 IAC 22-2.5
Comprised of : 2012 International Fire Code
Effective Date: 1 December 2014

2012 Indiana Plumbing Code (IPC)
675 IAC 16-1.4
Model Code: 2006 International Plumbing Code
Effective Date: 24 December 2012

2009 Indiana Electrical Code (IEC)
675 IAC 17-1.8
Model Code: 2008 NFPA 70
Effective Date: 26 August 2009

2014 Indiana Mechanical Code (IMC)
675 IAC 18-1.6
Comprised of: 2012 International Mechanical Code
Effective Date: 1 December 2014

2014 Indiana Building Code Chapter 11 – Handicapped Accessibility Code
675 IAC 13-2.6-12 / A117.1 Accessible & Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009 Edition
Effective: 1 December 2014

2010 Indiana Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
675 IAC 19.3
Comprised of: ASHRAE 90.1 2007 / 675 IAC 19-3
Effective: 7 May 2010

2005 Indiana Residential Code
Comprised of: 2003 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings / Chapter 43 of the 2006 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwelling 675 IAC 14-4.3 / Chapter 11 of the 2009 International Residential Code 675 IAC 14-4.3-139.1
5 April 2008 Update Effective: 5 June 2008

Article 20. Swimming Pool Code
Effective: 25 March 2011 / Amended: 7 August 2013

Local

Inspections

Inspections ensure structures are being constructed with methods and materials that meet minimum building code standards.

Other Resources

Contact Building, Planning & Development at 260.925.6449 or bpd@ci.auburn.in.us for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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