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International Residential Code

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requests comments on its possible amendment to Minnesota Rules, chapter 1309, International Residential Code. The Department is considering rule amendments that incorporate by reference the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code, with amendments, and any other amendments that are necessary to administer and enforce the code for residential construction.

Published notices and comment periods

Availability of rule draft(s) and statement of need and reasonableness

Requests for hearing; date and place of hearing

The department did not receive 25 requests for hearing by the end of the comment period on Oct. 26, 2019. The hearing scheduled for Nov. 4, 2019, has been cancelled.

ALJ reports

To be determined.


Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

  • This is a completed rulemaking.

  • The Order Adopting Rules was signed Dec. 3, 2019.

Date the rule was filed with Secretary of State and the effective date of the rule as adopted

  • The rule was filed with the Secretary of State on Dec. 10, 2019.

  • The effective date of the rule as adopted is March 31, 2020.

Written comments, questions and requests

Contact person for procedural questions and to submit comments:  

Amanda Spuckler


Phone:  651-284-5006

Fax:  651-284-5749

Contact the person above for additional information about the planned rule, to receive rule notices, to receive rule drafts if available, to provide comments or to view comments or requests for hearing that have been submitted.

Comments and questions may also be submitted by U.S. mail, to the contact person listed above, at: Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN  55155.

Comments received after 4:30 p.m. will be considered received on the next state business day the Department of Labor and Industry is open