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Mason City adopts whatever the state adopts by ordinance for all of the codes.

  • 2015 International Building Code as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-201 and 661-301

  • 2015 International Fire Code as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-201

  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-303

  • 2015 International Existing Building Code as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-301 and 661-350

  • 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-205

  • 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-302

  • Smoke Alarms/Detectors as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-210 (effective July 1, 2021)

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms as adopted by Iowa Administrative Rule 661-211

  • 2021 State Mechanical Code as adopted by the Department of Public Health Iowa Administrative Rule 641-61

  • 2021 State Plumbing Code as adopted by the Department of Public Health Iowa Administrative Rule 641-25 

  • 2020 State Electrical Code as adopted by the State Electrical Licensing Board Iowa Administrative Rule 661-504 

As of October 2023, there are no plans to update the adopted code cycles in the foreseeable future.  The State of Iowa dictates what plumbing, electrical, mechanical and energy code cycles are adopted.   As such, the city needs to wait on the state’s timing for implementing these code changes.

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