The Arkansas Building Code is adopted by the State Fire Marshal’s office. It is a part of the Fire Prevention Code. The Code applies Statewide, even in rural and unincorporated areas. Arkansas is currently under the 2007 Edition of the Code.
The current edition took effect on August 1, 2008. The Arkansas Fire Prevention Code is a three volume set. Volume I is known as the “Fire Code”, Volume II is known as the “Building Code”, and Volume III is known as the “Residential Code”.
The Code is based on the 2006 editions of the International Fire, Building, and Residential Codes, with some Arkansas changes.
The Code can be purchased from the International Code Council.
The Code can also be purchased from the Arkansas Fire Training Academy Book Store: 870-574-4510.
The Arkansas Energy Code is adopted and required by the Arkansas Energy Office. This code sets minimum energy efficient buildings. For more information call 1-800-558-2633 or visit the Arkansas Energy website.