Statewide, North Carolina
|Name||Residential Building Code – 2015 IRC and Amendments similar to Appendix Q|
|Municipal Code||2018 NC State Residential Building Code (with 2017-2021 Approved Amendments)|
|Authority||Office of State Fire Marshal / Building Code Council (BCC)|
The 2018 NC State Residential Code is based on the 2015 International Residential Code and was effective 1/1/2019.
The 2017-2021 Approved Amendments are effective at varying dates. This document was last updated on 8/13/2021. You will find many of the 2018 IRC Tiny House Appendix Q codes.
NC Department of Insurance / Office of State Fire Marshal
Regional Offices and Directors
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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.
Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.
ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit
DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles
IB — Industrialized Buildings
IRC — International Residential Code
PUD — Planned Unit Development
RV — Recreational Vehicle
SF — Single Family Dwelling
T — Transitional Housing
UDO — Unified Development Ordinance
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