Purpose & Responsibilities

The Inspections Section is comprised of the Building, and Environmental Health divisions. The section is charged with monitoring the physical aspects of the building process and code enforcement. The Section also regulates new construction and renovations to existing facilities through the adopted International Codes.

Code Compliance will be handled by Decatur Building Inspections.  Please call 940-393-0250 or email 

Building under construction

2018 Building Code Adopted

Ordinance 2021-05-06 adopting the 2018 Building Codes

The City of Decatur adopted new building codes. The following codes will go into EFFECT JULY 1, 2021:

2018 International Building Code (IBC) 

2018 International Residential Code (IRC) 

2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) 

2018 International Fire Code (IFC) 

2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 

2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) 

2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) 

2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) 

2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC) 

2017 NFPA National Electric Code 

NCTCOG Amendments 

Any permit application submitted after June 30, 2021 will need to meet the requirements of these codes.