Building Codes Adopted: What building codes has the City of DeSoto adopted?

The City of DeSoto has adopted the 2018 International Codes, which includes the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Fuel Gas Code (IFCG), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the International Fire Code (IFC). The 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) is the adopted electrical code. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) recommended amendment package for the 2018 International Codes has also been adopted by the City of DeSoto.

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1. Water Heaters in the Garage: If I have an existing electric or gas water heater in or accessible from the garage, must I raise it 18 inches above the floor level when it is replaced?
2. Common Homeowner Permits: What are some of the more common permits that homeowners should be concerned with?
3. Acquiring a Permit: How does one acquire a permit?
4. Inspections Required: When is a building inspection required?
5. Building Permits Required: Why does the City of DeSoto require building permits?
6. Construction Hours: What are the hours of work for construction?
7. Building Codes and Zoning: What is the difference between a building code and zoning?
8. Contractor Registration: Do I have to register as a contractor with the City of DeSoto?
9. Requesting a Building Inspection: How do I request a building inspection?
10. Building Codes Adopted: What building codes has the City of DeSoto adopted?
11. Certificate of Occupancy: What is a Certificate of Occupancy?
12. Certificate of Occupancy Inspections: What inspections are required for a Certificate of Occupancy?