Building and Fire Codes

Building and Fire Codes 

The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.


The City of Orange Beach has adopted The International Code Series as noted below.

Resolution - 2012-1145 Building Codes 2012 Adopted 

Effective: July 1, 2012:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2006 International Electrical Code Administrative Provisions
  • 2011 National Electical Code (NFPA 70)
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
  • 2011 Coastal Code Supplement


Copies of these codes are available at the following locations:

  • City Hall
  • Community Developement
  • Library