Buckeye, Arizona Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Buckeye, AZ adopts the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices B, C, F, I, and J. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-1 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices A, B, C, D, E, H, I, J, K, P, Q, and T. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-2 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-9 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 edition. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-8 (adopted).
Helpful resources for Buckeye, Arizona include the following.

Residential Building Code

Arizona has yet to adopt a statewide residential code. Local laws will control.See PLRB, Arizona Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Buckeye adopted the 2018 IRC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2018 IRC(Buckeye, AZ Section 15-2-2 - Residential Code)

...A. Residential Code Adopted . That certain document designated and marked as the International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, three (3) paper copies or one (1) paper copy and one (1) electronic copy of which are...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Buckeye ? No
Citation: Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-2.
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/az/buckeye/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CD_ORD_CH15BURE_ART15-2BUCO_S15-2-2RECO
Comments:

Table R301.2(1) is hereby modified to read as follows:

CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

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Comments

Buckeye, AZ adopts the International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices A, B, C, D, E, H, I, J, K, P, Q, and T. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-2 (adopted with amendments).

Existing Buildings

Existing buildings, meaning buildings that were built in accordance to code at the time of construction, typically merit extra consideration in a current updated code.

Refer to Appendix J of the adopted 2018 IRC.

Buckeye, AZ adopts the International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 edition. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-8 (adopted).

Commercial Building Code

Buckeye adopted the 2018 IBC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2018 IBC(Buckeye, AZ Section 15-2-1 - Building Code)

...the International Building Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, three paper copies or one paper copy and one electronic copy of which are on file in the office of the city clerk, is hereby adopted by reference as the City's uniform building code as if fully set forth herein and it is hereby declared to be unlawful...

Comments

Buckeye, AZ adopts the International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices B, C, F, I, and J. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-1 (adopted with amendments).

Existing Buildings

Buckeye, AZ adopts the following codes:

  • The International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-9 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 edition. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-8 (adopted).

Other Building Codes

Buckeye, AZ also adopts the following codes:

  • The International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix A. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-3 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix E. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-4 (adopted with amendments).
  • The National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017 edition. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-5 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices A, B, and C. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-6 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 edition. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-7 (adopted with amendments).
  • The International Fire Code, 2012 edition, including all appendices. Buckeye, AZ Muni. Code § 15-2-10 (adopted with amendments).