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Building Codes

The 2015 International Codes are in effect as of January 1, 2017

The Inspections Department enforces codes adopted by the City of Fargo, including heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing and building, as well as some of the city's ordinances.

The City Commission has adopted the following codes and associated local amendments:

  • 2015 International Building Code Local Amendment
  • 2015 International Residential Code Local Amendment
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code Local Amendment
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code Local Amendment
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code Local Amendment
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code Local Amendment
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code Local Amendment
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2009 North Dakota State Plumbing Code (Uniform Plumbing Code - 2009)
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2017 Laws, Rules, and Wiring Standards of North Dakota
  • 2006 NFPA #31
  • Fargo Sign Code
  • Portions of the Land Development Code
  • Portions of the Fargo Municipal Code, specifically Articles FMC 13-09 (Junked vehicles), FMC 21-04 (Dangerous Buildings), FMC 21-06 (Flood Plain Administration), FMC 25-03 (Outdoor Advertising), FMC 25-20 (House Moving) and any amendments to the above codes.

Amendments made to customize the International Codes to local conditions and concerns are available at our office at City Hall or on our main web page. Please contact the Inspections Department to request them by mail or fax.