What codes do you use (years)?
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code

City of Billings’ Building Codes were last adopted on February 7, 2020 per Administrative Order #141.
A handout specifying each code and edition year is available at the Building Division front counter on the 4th floor of the Miller Building at 2825 3rd Avenue North.

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1. How do I request a Building Inspection?
2. Where do I obtain a building permit?
3. What permits are required?
4. Are separate permits required? If so, why?
5. Can you expedite my permit?
6. Do I need sidewalks, curb and gutter, and other improvements as part of my development?
7. Do I need site, architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans?
8. How are priorities established?
9. How is the cost of a permit calculated?
10. How long will it take to get a building permit?
11. How many sets of plans do I need?
12. What are setbacks?
13. What codes do you use (years)?
14. What if I am not in the Billings jurisdiction?
15. What is the status of my permit?
16. When can I use a waiver?
17. Why is a building permit required?
18. Who is responsible for the permits?
19. Where do I direct my flood plain questions?
20. Where is my property line?
21. Why do I need a plan?
22. Why is my review taking so long?
23. What are the requirements for egress windows?