On April 10, 2018, the Arlington City Council adopted the 2015 Editions of the International Codes and the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) with amendments and deletions. These editions have an effective date of May 14, 2018. Projects with a building permit application submitted on May 14, 2018, or after will be reviewed and inspected under the 2015 International Codes and 2017 NEC as adopted by City Council. Projects with a building permit application date prior to May 14, 2018, will be reviewed and inspected under the 2009 International Codes and 2008 NEC.

Proposed Building Code Updates:

The City of Arlington is currently reviewing and considering adoption of the 2021 International Building Codes, together with the 2020 National Electrical Code.  The codes and their proposed local amendments are:

Any questions or comments regarding any adoption, please contact the Building Official Rick Ripley at [email protected] or by calling (817) 459-6521.

Current Adopted Codes (effective May 14, 2018): 2015 Edition of the International Codes and 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC):

Previously Adopted Codes: 2009 Edition of the International Codes and 2008 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC):