Jefferson County, Alabama

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Jefferson County Adopts New Building Codes
Jefferson County Commission approved on  December 19, 2019 the adoption of the 2018 Editions of the Plumbing, Fuel Gas,and Building International Code Council (ICC) and the 2017 National ElectricCode (NEC). These new codes shall take effect the first business day in February,which is February 3, 2020. Any application for a building, electric, plumbing,or gas permit submitted on this date shall have design and work that meets theminimum standards set forth in these codes, or as adopted by Jefferson CountyOrdinances (Ordinance 4868, 4869, 4870 and 4871).  Copies of thesespecific ICC codes may be found online at the ICC website at, or bypurchasing hard copies of the publications from the ICC online bookstore JeffersonCounty makes no warranty of products sold by the ICC.