Adopted Building Codes

Current Codes

In November 2022, 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 2020 National Electrical Code and the 2021 International Code Series, including:

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

The City previously operated under the 2017 International Electrical Code and the 2018 International Code Series.

The new codes went into effect on January 1, 2023.

Copies of the 2021 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 Cherish Nieto at 972-552-6551 with questions.

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