Building Codes

Codes Adopted by the City of Northfield

- Building Codes
Below are codes that the City has adopted.
  • 2012 International Building Code with state amendments /Chapter 1305
  • 2012 International Fire Code with state amendments/Chapter 7510
  • 2012 International Residential Code with state amendments/Chapter 1309
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • Elevators and Related Devices/MSBC Chapter 1307
  • Frost Depth/MSBC Rule 1303.1600 (Dakota County)
  • International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), 2006 edition
  • Minnesota Accessibility Code/Chapter 1341
  • Minnesota Commercial Energy Code 1323
  • Minnesota Mechanical Code/Chapter 1346
  • Minimum Plumbing MNFixtures /2006 IBC Chapter 29 as amended
  • Minnesota Residential Energy Code 1322
  • Minnesota State Plumbing Code/ Chapter 4714 & 4715
  • Recycling Space/MSBC 103.1500
  • Snow Loads/MSBC Rules 1303.1700 (Dakota County)
  • Wind Speed/Minimum 90 mph

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Related Resources


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