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Adoption of the 2018 ICC Construction Codes

Adoption of the 2018 ICC Construction CodesDec 31, 2019

The City of Altoona is in the process of updating our current construction codes. The currently adopted code is the 2012 series of codes published by the International Code Council (ICC). We will be updating this to the 2018 cycle of the ICC published codes, and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). The following chapters of the City ordinance shall be amended to reflect this adoption:

Chapter 155 Building Code

Chapter 156 Mechanical and Gas Code

Chapter 157 Plumbing Code

Chapter 158 Electrical Code

Chapter 161 Fire Code

Chapter 162 Housing Code

A complete review of the amended chapters can be found at the following link:


If you have any questions concerning these changes, or would like to voice your opinion, please contact: Michael Pardekooper 515-957-5132 or mjp@altoona-iowa.com.

PUBLIC HEARING is set for January 6th @ 6:30 pm at the regular Altoona City Council meeting.