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Approved Building Code Rules

This page is not official. It is only periodically updated. Contact the Authority Having Jurisdiction to determine the current Building Code requirements.

The table below reflects the current status of approved building code rules. The process of approval begins at the State Building Code Council. After amendments to model codes are approved by the council, administrative rules are written for authorization by the Governor. After the State Code is authorized, state building construction shall be in compliance within 1 year. The four counties shall amend/adopt the Hawaii state building codes within two years. If a county does not amend/adopt within two years, the Hawaii state building codes become applicable as an interim county building code.

 Currently ConsideringRecently ApprovedState of HawaiiKauai CountyC&C HonoluluMaui CountyHawaii County
Fire2021 NFPA 1      
Building2021 IBC      
Existing Building2021 IEBC      
Plumbing2021 UPC      
Electrical2020 NEC      
Energy2021 IECC      
Residential2021 IRC      

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