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The codes adopted by law are published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Occupations Code
Chapter 1301. Plumbers
Sec. 1301.255. Adoption of Plumbing Codes

Section 1301.255 adopts the Uniform Plumbing Code and the International Plumbing Code as they existed on May 31, 2001. The statute notes that the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners may adopt later versions of this code.

Texas Administrative Code Title 22, Chapter 367 (Enforcement), Rule 367.2 (Code Requirements) does adopt later versions of the code. This rule adopts the 2012 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code; the 2012 International Plumbing Code; and the codes incorporated by reference within the International Plumbing Code, which include the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code and the 2012 International Residential Code. Please see the text of the rule for details.

Texas Administrative Code Title 40, Chapter 92 (Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities), Rule 92.61 (Introduction and Application) requires that new construction of assisted living facility buildings and structures must comply with local codes. In the absence of local codes, the International Plumbing Code or the Uniform Plumbing Code, 2000 edition or later, applies. Please see the text of the rule for details.

Texas Administrative Code Title 16, Chapter 70 (Industrialized Housing and Buildings), Rule 70.100 (Mandatory Building Codes) adopts the 2015 edition of the IPC for industrialized and modular building:

(a) Effective August 1, 2017, all industrialized housing and buildings, modules, and modular components, shall be constructed in accordance with the codes referenced in subsection (c) - (j).
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(g) The International Plumbing Code, 2015 edition, published by the International Code Council, is adopted as the Plumbing Code of the Texas Industrialized Housing and Buildings Program.

Local Government Code
Chapter 214. Municipal Regulation of Housing and Other Structures
Sec. 214.103. International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Section 214.103 adopts the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code as it existed on May 1, 2019. This law also authorizes municipalities to adopt local amendments to the code.


Disclaimer: The library's list of adopted codes is not exhaustive. We include only the adoptions that the library has found relevant as building codes. State laws quoted on this page are not the official versions of the law. See the Texas Constitution and Statutes website.

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