Adopted Codes

ICC-logoEffective Dec. 1, 2022, the City of Cleburne has adopted the following Codes for all commercial and residential construction:

  • 2021 International Building Code
  • 2021 International Fire Code
  • 2021 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2021 International Existing Building Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code

Any questions regarding the new codes may be directed to the Building Inspections Department at 817-556-8891.

The complete codes are available for review in the Community Development Department. Community Development is located on the 1st Floor of City Hall, 10 N. Robinson Street Cleburne, Texas 76033. Please feel free contact staff with any questions or concerns by calling 817-645-0955.

2021 ICC Code Adoptions

At the regular council meeting on Oct. 25, City Council adopted the 2021 ICC codes and 2020 NEC with NCTCOG’s published amendments and minor local amendments. Major changes to the adopted 2015 codes include requirements for external disconnects and surge protection on all new residential construction, expanded use of GFCI receptacles, increases in the amount of required attic insulation (minimum R-49), and a 4mm (4/10 inch) increase in required foundation barrier thickness. 

Effective with adoption of the new codes, every foundation and/or footing over 400 square feet in size, or any size addition to an existing post-tension foundation, shall be designed and sealed by a Texas-registered engineer.

All new codes, including the 2021 International Fire Code, are effective Dec. 1, 2022. 

View a presentation outlining the most significant changes proposed by the 2021 ICC Codes here or by clicking the image below.

Slide from presentation describing change to insulation requirements
View the adopted ordinance, with all NCTCOG and local amendments (OR10-22-75), here or by clicking the image below.
One each of the building code books, multicolored