Paris, Texas Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

The city of Paris, TX has adopted the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code Exhibit A (amendments).
  • The International Existing Building Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code Exhibit B (amendments).
  • The International Residential Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code Exhibit C (amendments).

Paris, TX Muni. Code § 7-16 (codes adopted).

Helpful resources for Paris, Texas include the following.

Residential Building Code

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

Paris 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 Paris ? No
Citation: Table R301.2 (1), Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria
Municipal Code https://www.paristexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1930/2015-ICC-Code-Amendments#page=74
Comments:

Ice barriers are not required.

Comments

The city of Paris, TX has adopted the International Residential Code, 2015 edition including Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q R, S, T and U. Paris, TX Muni. Code § 7-16 (codes adopted), Exhibit C (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.

The city also adopted appendix J.

Commercial Building Code

Paris 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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Comments

The city of Paris, TX has adopted the International Building Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code § 7-16 (codes adopted), Exhibit A (amendments).

Existing Buildings

The city of Paris, TX has adopted the International Existing Building Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code § 7-16 (codes adopted), Exhibit B (amendments).

Other Building Codes

The city of Paris, TX has adopted the following codes:

  • The National Electrical Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code § 7-16 (codes adopted), Exhibit D (amendments).
  • The International Fire Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code § 12-51 (adopted).
  • The International Plumbing Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code § 25-16 (adopted), Exhibit A (amendments).
  • The International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 edition. Paris, TX Muni. Code § 25-36 (adopted).