The Houston Construction Code establishes minimum standards for the construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, and demolition of buildings and other structures to protect the life safety of the public. 

The Houston Construction Code is adopted and amended by City Council. The 2012 Construction Code Package became effective on February 1, 2016. The amendments, along with the model codes, constitute the City of Houston Codes.  


Current Amendments

The Houston Amendments to the current adopted codes are listed below.


Past Amendments

The previous amendments are listed for reference only.


Model Codes

The City of Houston does not have the model codes available. They can be purchased through their respective publisher or viewed online by using the following web links: