Dothan, Alabama Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), including Appendices A (IFGS), B (IFGS), C (IFGS), D (IFGS), E, G, H, J (EB), M and N, with amendments. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-29 (amendments). Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-22 (amendments). Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-24 (amendments).

Helpful resources for Dothan, Alabama include the following.

Residential Building Code

Alabama adopted a model state residential code but it is not in force unless adopted locally.See PLRB, Alabama Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Dothan adopted the 2015 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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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Dothan ? Undetermined
Citation: Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-29
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/al/dothan/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH14BUBURE_ARTIIINCONFCOADAM_DIV2AM_S14-29AMINRECOIR
Comments:

(e) Section R301.2. (1) Insert the following table:

Ground Snow Load Wind Speed (mph) Seismic Design Category Subject to damage from Winter Design Temp Ice barrier Underlayment Required Flood Hazards Air Freezing Index Mean Annual Temp
      Weathering Frost Line depth Termite          
0 105 A Moderate 0 Very Heavy 0 0 0 32° F 72.8° F

 

(f) Section R313: deleted

Comments

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), including Appendices A (IFGS), B (IFGS), C (IFGS), D (IFGS), E, G, H, J (EB), M and N, with amendments. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-29 (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.

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-24 (amendments).

Commercial Building Code

Dothan adopted the 2015 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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See Muni. Code(Dothan, AL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-22 (amendments).

Existing Buildings

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-24 (amendments).

Other Building Codes

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2014 National Electric Code (NEC). Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-23 (amendments).

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC). Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-25 (amendments).

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC). Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-26 (amendments).

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC). Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-27 (amendments).

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption) and § 14-28 (amendments).

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC). Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 14-21 (adoption).

Dothan, Alabama, adopted the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), including appendices B, C, D, E and I. Dothan, AL, Muni. Code § 38-1 (adoption) and § 38-4 (amendments).