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Building Codes
On December 29, 2015, City Council enacted Ordinance No. 5356 subsequently amending Chapter 9 of the Fremont Municipal Code pertaining to building regulations.  The Ordinance adopted various building code editions, appendices and reference standards, provided for local amendments, and established licensing and examination requirements for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing contractors, and onsite wastewater treatment professionals.  The following is a list of those code editions, appendices, and reference standards:

  • International Building Code (IBC) – 2012 Edition: Chapters 1 – 26, Chapters 30 – 35, and Appendices C, G, I, and J.
  • International Fire Code (IFC) – 2012 Edition: All Chapters and Appendix D.
  • International Residential Code (IRC) – 2012 Edition: Chapters 1 - 10, Chapters 43 – 44, and Appendices E, F, G, H, and I.
  • NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) – 2014 Edition: All Chapters.
  • International Existing Building Code (IEBC) – 2012 Edition: All Chapters.
  • Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) – 2012 Edition: All Chapters.
  • Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) – 2012 Edition: All Chapters.
  • International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) – 2012 Edition: All Chapters.
  • International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) – 2012 Edition: All Chapters.
  • International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – 2009 Edition: All Chapters.