The 2012 Construction Code Package became effective on February 1, 2016. The Houston Amendments to the current adopted codes are listed below. The amendments, along with the model codes, constitute the City of Houston Codes.
Note: The City of Houston does not have the model codes available; they can be purchased through the respective publisher.
Current Code Amendments
Code Related Documents
Code Adoption History for Houston Codes
List of Adopted Codes - A table of the adopted codes including the names and phone numbers of their publishers
Past Code Amendments – Only the code amendments from the previous code cycle are available.
Code Change Proposal Process - Guide for submitting proposed code changes
Code Change Proposal Form - This form should be completed when submitting a proposed code change during an established comment period. Below are two examples of how the form should be completed:
Residential Energy Code Documents
- Energy Compliance Information Certificate - At the request of several of the builders in the Houston area, we have created an Energy Compliance Sticker to be Printed and permanently attached inside the electrical panel as per Section 401.3 of the Houston Energy Code. This sticker can be printed on Avery® Labels 6876. Note: If preferred, a builder can use their own compliance sticker.
Commercial Energy Code Documents
Commissioning in Plans Guideline
Electrical Code Documents
Examples for Concrete-Encased Grounding Electrode
2012 Code Word - A set of interpretations, written policies, and procedures to aid in the application of construction codes.
Appendix U Code Word
* The above code word does not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2022.