NEC® Adoption List

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State

NEC Edition

Comments

Alabama

2011

Effective October 1, 2012. for the first time, the State of Alabama has a statewide Code standard. The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board voted to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) for new-home construction and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for commercial construction. The State will allow county and local governments to amend specific provisions within the code where local conditions may warrant. Note that a few municipalities have already moved forward and adopted the 2012 International Residential Code and the 2011 National Electrical Code.

Alaska

2011

Effective October 16, 2012.

Arizona

-

The NEC is not adopted at the state level. Each municipality is free to adopt and amend the NEC.

Arkansas

2011

Effective January 1, 2012; adopted without amendment for all structures in the state. The Board of Electrical Examiners is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, May 20, for the purpose of accepting public comment on a proposed amendment to the rules of the Board of Electrical Examiners. The proposed amendment would adopt the 2014 National Electrical Code.

California

2011

Effective 1/1/2014. The 2013 California Electrical Code, based on the 2011 National Electrical Code. The 2013 California Electrical Code (which is Title 24, Part 3 of the California Construction Codes) was adopted and published earlier in 2013 with minimal state amendments.

Colorado

2014

Colorado has adopted the 2014 NEC with an effective date of 7/1/2014

Connecticut

2011

2013 Amendment to the 2005 State Building Code effective February 28, 2014. This Amendment adopts the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2011 National Electrical Code into the 2005 State Building Code, with Connecticut specific changes.

Delaware

2011

The Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission adopted the 2011 National Electrical Code (NECĀ®), effective December 11, 2012. The 2011 NEC is adopted in its entirety with the exception of two amendments regarding the installation of smoke alarms on branch circuits protected by Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupters.

District of Columbia

2011

District of Columbia adopts the 2013 DC Construction Codes March 28, 2014. The 2013 Construction Codes are based on the 2012 model codes published by the International Code Council (ICC), and the 2011 National Electrical Code with amendments to reflect unique District policies and characteristics.

Florida

2008

The State of Florida begins implementation of the 2008 National Electrical CodeĀ® (NEC) October 1, 2009 with one amendment to safety

Georgia

2011

Effective 1/1/2012, with no amendments.

Hawaii

2008

2008 NEC was adopted by the state for state-owned buildings on 4/16/10. Local jurisdictions can adopt and enforce different codes, but Hawaii Electrical Code [2008NEC] is considered the minimum.

Idaho

2014

2014 NEC to be effective July 1, 2014. The State will skip the 2011 NEC edition.

Illinois

-

There is no statewide adoption of the NEC. The state adopted the 2008NEC statewide effective July 1, 2011 for non-building code jurisdictions.The following local jurisdictions have adopted the 2008 NEC: Bloomington, Danville, Decatur, Glenn Ellyn, Mattoon, Normal, Rock Island, State of Illinois Capital Development, Washington.

Indiana

2008

Effective 6/2/2009. Deleted all Arc-Fault circuit protection and Tamper Resistant Receptacle requirements.

Iowa

2011

Effective 1/1/2012 with some exceptions.

Kansas

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There is no statewide adoption of the NEC in Kansas. 2008 NEC was adopted by the state for state-owned buildings, but local jurisdictions can adopt and enforce different codes.

Kentucky

2014

KY Dept of Housing, Building & Construction Board voted to move forward with the adoption of the 2014 NEC unamended, with an effective date of 7/1/2014.

Louisiana

2011

Effective 1/1/2013.

Maine

2011

Maine has adopted the 2014 NEC with an effective date of 7/1/2014.

Maryland

-

The adoption of the NEC is at the local level. The state adopted the 2008 NEC on 1/1/2010 for state-owned facilities.

Massachusetts

2014

The effective date of adoption of the 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70, 2014 Edition), with amendments particular to Massachusetts was January 1, 2014.

Michigan

2011

Effective July 1, 2013. This adoption affects all structures in the state except for one and two family dwellings.

Minnesota

2014

2014 NEC effective July 1, 2014.

Mississippi

-

The NEC is adopted at local levels.

Missouri

-

The NEC is adopted and enforced at the local level.

Montana

2011

Effective January 24, 2013

Nebraska

2014

Without amendment with an effective date of April 9, 2014

Nevada

-

The NEC is adopted and enforced at the local level.

New Hampshire

2011

The 2011 NEC with a single amendment is effective July 1, 2011.State board voted unanimously to recommend to legislature to adopt 2014 NEC on January 1, 2015

New Jersey

2011

Effective May 7, 2012, the 2011 National Electrical Code with amendments became the electrical standard for all new electrical installations in the state.

New Mexico

2014

2014 NEC with an effective date of August 1, 2014

New York

2008

State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council adopted a rule establishing the 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (the 2010 ECCCNYS) as the Energy Code in New York State. The updated Uniform Code is based on the 2006 International family of codes, and the 2010 ECCCNYS will be based on the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007. NYS also uses the ICC-700 for new construction or rehabs according to NYSERDA regulations. The 2010 ECCCNYS satisfies ARRAā€™s requirements, and became effective on December 28, 2010.

Note: The New York City 2011 Electrical Code (Local Law 39 of 2011) took full effect on July 1, 2011. To give the industry ample time to comply with the new electrical code, there will be a phase-in period from July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. During this time electrical work may be performed under the old electrical code (The New York City 2007 Electrical Code) or the new code (The New York City 2011 Electrical Code).

North Carolina

2011

Effective 7/3/2012.

North Dakota

2014

2014 NEC with effective date of 9/1/2014

Ohio

2011

2011 NEC for Commercial on November 1, 2011 and for Residential on January 1, 2013

Oklahoma

2011

Effective November 1, 2012, all commercial electrical construction in Oklahoma will be in accordance with the 2011 National Electrical Code without the informative annexes. The final approval of the Oklahoma Uniformed Building Code Council took place on May 30, 2012. Along with the adoption of the 2011 NEC the council also approved the adoption of the 2009 International Code Council [ICC] editions of the IPC [International Plumbing Code], IMC [International Mechanical Code] and IFGC [International Fuel Gas Code] on commercial construction.

Oregon

2014

Oregon adopted 2014 NEC effective 10/1/2014 with amendments.

Pennsylvania

2008

Effective Dec 10, 2009 Pennsylvania adopted the 2009 International Building Code and 2009 International Residential Code which reference the 2008 NEC.

Rhode Island

2011

As of August 1, 2011. The Building Codes Standards Committee adopted the 2014 NEC with an effective date of 7/1/2014.

South Carolina

2011

Effective 7/1/2013.

South Dakota

2014

2014 NEC effective 7/1/2014.

Tennessee

2008

Effective 1/1/2009 with amendments regulating electrical installations in dwellings.

Texas

2014

2014 NEC effective September 1, 2014

Utah

2011

Effective 7/1/2012. It should be noted however that Utah recognizes and adopts the electrical provisions of the International Residential Code. That means that the NEC does not apply to residences covered by the IRC: one and two-family dwellings and townhouses.

Vermont

2014

Effective July 1, 2014

Virginia

2011

The effective date of the 2012 Virginia Codes will be July 14, 2014. This includes the 2011 National Electrical Code.

Washington

2014

The 2014 National Electrical Code, with Washington State amendments, becomes effective on July 1, 2014

West Virginia

2011

As of September 1, 2013

Wisconsin

2011

Effective 12/1/2013, with WI specific amendments.

Wyoming

2014

Effective 7/1/2014