MS Building Codes Article
Miss. Building Codes Adopted; Local Governments Not Required To Act Yet
POSTED: 6:19 pm CDT July 11, 2006
JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Building Codes Council has taken a first step toward statewide rules on how homes and businesses are built.
The council recently adopted the 2003 International Building Code-International Residential Code body of regulations for the state.
The action does not require local governments in Mississippi to adopt building codes. But it does ensure that when they do adopt construction rules, they have to use the IBCIRC or stronger regulations.
Mississippi is one of the only states without building guidelines to protect homeowners and communities from substandard construction.
Some local governments have adopted rules, but they are a hodgepodge.