2021 Building Codes for IBC/IRC and Links to Quick Guides

2021 International Building Codes and International Residential Codes

Lawrence County adopted the 2021 ICC Building Codes July 26, 2022 to protect the health, safety and welfare of people by creating safe buildings and communities. It is the contractors responsibility to understand and adhere to all 2021 International Residential (IRC)/Building Codes (IBC). Below is the links to the International Code Councils free view of the 2021 IBC as well as the RBC:

International Building Code: https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IBC2021P2

International Residential Code: https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IRC2021P2

Quick Guides

The following quick guides are to help answer some basic questions an regulations that we have in Lawrence County when building structures. This is just a basic guide and does not include all regulations please make sure you are utilizing the full codes and or asking the Building Inspector when you have specific questions.  

2021 Climatic/Geographic Design Criteria

Shallow Wall Foundations (Thickened Edge-Residential Only)

Footings and Foundation Inspection (11.1.2022)

2021 Lawrence County Deck Building Guide

Attached and Detached Garage Inspection (10.28.2022)

Wood Fences and Elevated Garage Floors (10.28.2022)

Windows/Egress/Emergency Access/Attics (10.27.2022)

Smoke Detectors (10.28.2022)

Glass and Glazing (10.28.2022)

R-3 Residence U - Garage Separation Checklist