The International Code Council’s Government Relations (GR) department works in collaboration with chapters, members, stakeholders and all parties interested in advancing the mission of the Code Council to support the adoption and use of the highest quality codes, standards, products and services of the Council and its family of solutions — ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), International Accreditation Service (IAS), ICC Solar Rating & Certification Council (ICC- SRCC), SK Ghosh, General Code and NTA Inc. — for the safety and performance of the built environment. The GR team does this through advocacy and by forging strategic alliances with entities whose objectives are compatible to those of the Code Council.

New HUD rules require ICC-certified inspectors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new rule that requires lenders offering FHA-backed mortgages use International Code Council certified inspectors in certain instances.

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July, 2020

July, 2020 ICC Government Relations Monthly Report:

Every month, the Government Relations staff puts out a newsletter filled with hot information that all members should know. Get this month's by clicking here.

The International Code Council is closely tracking how the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting our industry. We have compiled aggregated information from the Code Council, governments, and building and fire prevention departments for you to use here.

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Code Adoption Resources

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Federal Activities

Federal Activities

The Federal Team guides ICC activities and relations with Executive Branch agencies of the Federal Government. ICC continues to strengthen its interaction with key decision-making federal agencies to secure their recognition and use of the I-Codes and standards, ICC services, as well as their membership and participation in ICC.

Congressional Activities

The Federal Team guides ICC activities and relationships with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, House and Senate Committees, and their respective staff members. ICC continues to strengthen its interaction with Congress, and has become a valuable resource for Congressional on issues relating to building safety, building energy use, and disaster mitigation in the built environment. Take a look at Current Congressional Legislation!

State and Local Activities

State and Local Activities and Resources

United States Usage of the I-Codes

Let us know if your jurisdiction has adopted any of the I-Codes.

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