Hope, Arkansas Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

The City of hope uses Volumes I, II and III of the 2007 AFPC, and the other Arkansas State codes and local ordinances for Property Maintetance, Mobile Homes and Building Condemnation.

Helpful resources for Hope, Arkansas include the following.

Residential Building Code

Arkansas adopted a statewide mandatory residential code that will control; however, local governments are free to make laws more strict (with some limitations).See PLRB, Arkansas Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Hope adopted the 2006 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.

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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.

The City also uses its Property Maintenance Ordinance, and the Building Condemnation Ordinance, where applicable to existing buildings.

Commercial Building Code

Hope adopted the 2021 Virginia Building CodeYou can find a copy of the code here.

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Existing Buildings

Refer to Chapter 34 of the adopted 2006 IBC, and also to the City's Property Maintenance Ordinance and the Building Condemnation Ordinance, where applicable to existing buildings

Other Building Codes

The City of Hope also uses the following codes and ordinances:

2006 Arkansas Plumbing Code

2006 Arkansas Fuel Gas Code

2003 Arkansas Mechanical Code

2004 Arkansas Energy Code for New Building Construction

2008 NEC (NFPA 70)

Property Maintenance Ordinance

Building Condemnation Ordinance

Mobile Home Ordinance