The City of Fort Worth adopted the 2015 ICC (International Code Council) Codes on January 1, 2017 as well as the 2020 NEC (National Electric Code) on January 1, 2020 and the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code effective September 1, 2020.
The International Code Council, or ICC, is an organization that develops codes and standards for the building and construction industries. The I-Codes developed by ICC are a set of comprehensive building safety and fire prevention codes designed to set minimum standards for safe construction of homes, schools and commercial buildings. Building code are adopted by municipalities and used by architects, builders, engineers, designers, constructors, and regulators in order to construct safe and healthy structures. NEC is the safety standard used by most states, municipalities and cities for electrical installations.