Plumbing Codes

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Please note that the library cannot help determine which codes apply to your specific project.

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

The publishers of the codes make some editions available for free online — often with some restrictions — but note that it may not always be possible to find an online version of the code as it existed on the date specified by law. In order to view NFPA publications, you must first set up a profile and agree to their licensing restrictions. To view IAPMO documents, you may need to install Adobe Flash Player.

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

Section 1301.255 adopts the Uniform Plumbing Code and the International Code Council's 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.

As of June 2021, the 2018 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2018 edition of the International Code Council's International Plumbing Code have been adopted by the State Board's Rule 367.2 in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code.

Rule 367.2 also adopts codes incorporated by reference within the 2018 International Plumbing Code, which include the International Code Council's 2018 International Fuel Gas Code and the 2018 International Residential Code.

See the text of Rule 367.2 for details.

Texas Administrative Code
Title 16. Economic Regulation
Chapter 70. Industrialized Housing and Buildings
Rule §70.100 Mandatory Building Codes

Rule 70.100 adopts the International Code Council's 2015 edition of the International Plumbing Code 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).
(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 Code Council's 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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