Building Codes 

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. 

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 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.

Energy Codes

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.