New Blackline Drafts to the Houston Code Amendments Are Available

This notice is to advise the public that the Legal-reviewed "backline" drafts of the proposed Houston amendments to the Houston Construction Code were updated on October 12, 2021. Blackline versions are produced by the Legal Department with the intent to identify the Houston code amendments to the model codes (International, IAPMO and NFPA), and necessary changes to the City Code of Ordinances or other regulations. Please replace the older versions with the most current ones. 

In addition, the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) administrative amendments were revised on November 9, 2021, to add back a permit exemption previously located in Section 301.2, #8 of the 2014 NEC amendments that was deleted in the 2020 administrative provisions. The requested change will allow Building Code Enforcement additional time to educate the development community on the proposed change prior to the next code adoption.

To download the updated version click here

Last updated: November 10, 2021