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History of the State Building Code

Current DLI rulemaking activities

Date Activity
July 1, 1971
Surcharges
July 1, 1972
Establishes State Building Inspector's Office under direction of the Commissioner of Administration; Certification of municipal building officials. State Building Code applies statewide; supersedes and takes the place of the building code of any municipality. Specifically the code applied to any municipality which as of May 28, 1971, had a building code and further applies to any municipality choosing to adopt a building code thereafter. The State Building Code adopts the 1970 Uniform Building Code by reference
October 1972
Supplement to the 1972 SBC
June/July 1973
Amendments to 1972 SBC
1973
Requires licensing of dealers and manufacturers of mobile homes
January 14, 1974
1973 Uniform Building Code adopted by reference
1974
Empowers the Commissioner to administer rules for handicap accessibility
1974
Requires the Commissioner to adopt rules for energy conservation in new buildings
October 3, 1975
Minnesota Uniform Fire Code adopted the 1973 Uniform Fire Code
November 18, 1975
Adoption of the Handicapped Code, Chapter 55, and new Uniform Building Code Section 1717, Foam Plastics
1976
Requires the Commissioner to adopt Energy Conservation rules for existing buildings 1976 - Requires the Division to adopt rules for Solar Energy heating/cooling systems
January 14, 1976
1976 State Building Code
January 30, 1976
Energy Conservation in Buildings
October 29, 1977
Solar Energy Code
September 19, 1978
State Building Code adopted the 1976 Uniform Building Code the Energy Conservation in Buildings code is amended
October 27, 1978
1978 National Electric Code
1978
Transfers plan review of Public buildings to Commissioner
1984
Permits the Commissioner to establish continuing education requirements for building officials
1987
Requires the Commissioner to administer the State Building Code for Public buildings
Requires the Commissioner to contract with qualified municipalities for administration and enforcement of the code for Public buildings
September 9, 1980
1980 State Building Code adopted the 1979 Uniform Building Code
October 20, 1980
Elevator Rules - Home Energy Disclosure Rules
March 9, 1981
March 9, 1981 Energy Conservation Standards for Existing Residences
April 6, 1981
1981 National Electric Code
1991
Requires the State Building Inspector to assign three employees to assist municipalities in complying with accessibility requirements
March 1, 1983
Amended 1980 State Building Code adopted the 1982 Uniform Building Code
April 11, 1983
Minnesota Uniform Fire Code adopted the 1982 Uniform Fire Code
April 25, 1983
Optional Appendix "E". Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
1994
Permits the Commissioner to administer the code as a municipality to State Licensed Facilities including contracting to other municipalities for the same
1994 - 1995
Transfers Elevator Safety from Labor & Industry to Building Codes and Standards
April 25, 1983
Optional Appendix "E". Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
January 1, 1984
Energy Conservation in Buildings adopted the 1983 Model Energy Code
January 14, 1985
Rules adopted updating the State Building Code and governing Handicapped Accessibility, Electrical, Elevators and Plumbing
February 18, 1986
Amended Energy Code Rules and Rental Housing Energy Standards
February 17, 1987
1985 State Building Code adopted the 1985 Uniform Building Code
January 11, 1988
Adopted the Group E Division 3 Rules
April 15, 1988
Adopted Rules relating to Manufactured Home Park Storm Shelter Design
October 2, 1989
1989 Minnesota Uniform Fire Code adopted the 1988 Uniform Fire Code
July 2, 1990
1990 National Electrical Code
July 6, 1990
1990 State Building Code adopted 1988 Uniform Building Code, 1988 Uniform Mechanical Code, 1987 ANSI Code for Elevators, Minnesota Plumbing Code
May 13,1991
1991 Minnesota Energy Code adopted the 1989 Model Energy Code
September 7, 1992
1992 Minnesota Energy Code. (1989 Model Energy Code)
August 9, 1993
1993 National Electrical Code
August 23, 1993
1993 Minnesota Uniform Fire Code adopted the 1991 Uniform Fire Code
June 16, 1994
1994 Minnesota Energy Code
July 12, 1994
Amended Building Official Certification Rules. (Access Specialist, Building Official - Limited)
September 19, 1994
1994 Minnesota Plumbing Code
December 19, 1994
1994 Minnesota Mechanical Code adopts 1991 Uniform Mechanical Code
March 20, 1995
1995 Minnesota State Building Code adopts the 1994 Uniform Building Code
January 23, 1996
New Accessibility rules - chapter 1340
April 29, 1996
Adopted Rules updating chapters 1300, 1310, 1315, 1325, 1360 and 1361
July 1, 1996
1996 National Electrical Code
June 29, 1998
Minnesota Fire Code adopted the 1997 Uniform Fire Code
October 5, 1998
1997 Uniform Building Code adopted with state amendments
October 5, 1998
1998 Plumbing Code amendments adopted
May 3, 1999
1996 ASME Al 7.1, Al 7.3, Al 7.5, B.20.1 and 1997A90.1 Elevators and Related Devices adopted with amendments .
May 3, 1999
Minnesota Accessibility Code adopted - based on the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines - replaced chapter 1340 with chapter 1341
July 6, 1999
1999 National Electrical Code adopted
July 20, 1999
Minnesota Energy Code adopted - chapters 7676 and 7678
April 15, 2000
Minnesota Energy Code adopted - chapters 7672 (with option of chapter 7670) and 7674
June 26, 2000
Rules relating to Manufactured Homes updated
September 16, 2002
2002 National Electrical Code adopted.
March 31, 2003
2000 International Building Code adopted with state amendments.
March 31, 2003
2000 International Residential Code adopted with state amendments.
March 31, 2003
Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings adopted with state amendments.
March 31, 2003
Adopted rules updating chapters 1300, 1301, 1303, and 1306.
September 25, 2003
2003 Plumbing Code amendments adopted.
September 9, 2004
2000 Minnesota Mechanical Code adopted with state amendments.
September 20, 2004
2000 International Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes, chapter 1346
January 29, 2007
Elevators and Related Devices ASME A17.1-2004 with addenda and supplement, A17.3-2002, A17.5-2004, A18.1-2005, A90.1-2003 and B20.1-2003, chapter 1307
July 10, 2007
2006 International Fire Code adopted with state amendments, new chapter 7511
2006 International Building Code adopted with state amendments, chapter 1305
2006 International Residential Code adopted with state amendments, chapter 1309
Adopted Rules updating chapters 1300, 1303, 1306 and 1341
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