Adopted Building Codes

Current Codes

In April 2020, the City Council unanimously approved several ordinances that were responsible for updating the City’s Code of Ordinances. The approval encompassed the adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code and the 2018 International Code Series, including:

  • Building
  • Energy Conservation
  • Existing Building
  • Fire
  • Fuel Gas
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Property Maintenance
  • Residential Codes

The City previously operated under the 2014 International Electrical Code and the 2015 International Code Series.

The new codes went into effect on June 1, 2020.

Copies of the 2018 International Code Council (ICC), can be found on the ICC website.


All plans submitted for review should be prepared for meeting the minimum standards of these updated codes. Please contact Shannon Stevens at 972-564-7382 with questions.

The codes adopted by the City of Forney include local and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) amendments.