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

2014

The 2014 NEC has been adopted unamended by the State of Alaska, effective on March 6, 2016. Alaska is currently uses the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code and the 2009 editions of the other I-Codes. There is no definite timeline when the newer codes will be adopted.

Arizona

-

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

Arkansas

2014

Effective November 21, 2014

California

2011

On January 19-20, 2016, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) adopted the 2016 California Electrical Code, based on the model 2014 NEC which will be effective on January 1, 2017.

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 NEC 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

2011

The 2011 NEC was adopted on January 5, 2015 with the 5th Edition of the Florida Building Code. The effective date is July 1, 2015. The NEC is adopted in Florida with no state amendments

Georgia

2014

Effective January 1, 2015

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 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

2014

Effective 1/1/2015

Kansas

-

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 un-amended, with an effective date of 7/1/2014.

Louisiana

2011

Effective 1/1/2013.

Maine

2014

2014 NEC with an effective date of 7/1/2014.

Maryland

2014

Maryland has adopted 2014 NEC for all state buildings as of January 1, 2016 and by acceptance through local County ordinances as the installation standard of electrical wiring and systems. Maryland law allows Cities and Counties to adopt other editions of the NEC as they choose.

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

2014

Effective June 18, 2015.This code adoption affects commercial & three and larger multi-family structures in the state, and also Michigan specific amendments.

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

2014

Effective October 23, 2014

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

2014

Effective January 1, 2015.

New Jersey

2014

Effective September 21, 2015. The State of New Jersey, Dept. of Community Affairs, Division of Code and Standards officially adopts the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) w/amendments upon the publication in the New Jersey Register on September 21, 2015 as the official electrical sub-code of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (NJAC 5:23). The electrical sub-code will have a six-month grace period ending on March 8, 2016.

New Mexico

2014

2014 NEC with an effective date of August 1, 2014

New York

2014

Effective October 3, 2016 - with a transition period for the newly adopted Uniform Code from April 6, 2016 to October 3, 2016. The Uniform Code update incorporates the following documents by reference: 2015 I-Codes including the 2015 IECC and by reference; 2014 National Electrical Code, 2013 ASHRAE 90.1., 2016 Energy Code Update.

North Carolina

2014

Effective 4/1/2016

North Dakota

2014

2014 NEC with effective date of 9/1/2014

Ohio

2014

As of 1/1/2015

Oklahoma

2014

Effective November 1, 2015. The OUBCC has adopted the International Building Code 2015 Edition as the statewide minimum code for commercial building construction, the International Fire Code 2015 Edition, as the statewide minimum code for residential and commercial fire prevention and fire protection systems and the International Existing Building Code 2015 Edition as the statewide minimum code for commercial existing building construction,
The National Electrical Code 2014 Edition as the statewide minimum code for commercial electrical 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. In May 2015 Council voted to keep 2008 NEC for the next three years.

Rhode Island

2014

Effective 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

2014

2014 NEC and the 2015 I-codes effective on July 1, 2016

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

2014

As of July 1, 2016.
West Virginia new rules package includes the following 2015 ICC Family of codes which includes the IBC, IRC with the deletion of chapter 11 (Energy Code), IPC, IMC, IFGC, IPMC, 2009 IECC (Residential), 2007 ANSI/ASHRE standard 90.1 (Commercial), 2015 IEBC, 2015 ISPSC, and the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) without amendments.

Wisconsin

2011

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

Wyoming

2014

Effective 7/1/2014