Governor Tomlin has signed HB 4060, which adopts Legislative Rules changes
adopting updates to the State Building Code and Building Official, Inspector and Plans
Examiners Certification and Continuing Education , both effective July 1, 2016.
Each municipality and county must adopt the changes, by ordinance, and
forward a copy to the Deputy SFM Allen Casto before July 1, 2016. Those who adopt the
Appendices must include them in the adoption ordinance.
Legislative Rules governing the adoption of the latest editions to the State Building Code and
The Certification and Continuing Education of Building Officials, Inspectors and Plans Examiners
have been approved.
Title 87 Series 4 - State Building Code is effective on August 1, 2016
The rule is found on the State Fire Marshal’s website www.firemarshal.wv.gov
Regulatory & Licensing, Laws, State Building Code.
The adopted codes are; 2015 IBC
2015 IRC (delete Chapter 11)
2014 NFPA 70, NEC
2009 IECC (Residential Energy)
2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1, Standards For Accessibility
2007 ANSI/ASHRAE.IESNA Standard 90.1 (Commercial Energy)Thaanks,
Each municipality and county must adopt the SBC by ordinance prior to August 1, 2016. Those who
adopt Appendices must include those adoptions in the ordinance. The previous State Building Code
adoption expires on August 1, 2016
Title 87, Series 7 – Certification & Continuing Education-Building Officials, Inspectors &
Plans Examiners – effective June 1, 2016. Each municipality adopting the State Building Code must
also adopt, by ordinance, Title 87, Series 7, also available on the Fire Marshal website.