Georgia Amendments and Notice of Intent to adopt new mandatory State Codes, Effective January 1, 2021

August 25, 2020

The State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) met on January 30th, 2020. It recommended that the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Board adopt the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) with Georgia Amendments, the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) with Georgia Amendments and 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) with no Amendments.

The Notice of Intention to Adopt, Synopsis, and proposed Georgia Amendments are available for review on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs web page:

The proposed new mandatory State Codes and proposed Georgia Amendments will be presented to the Department of Community Affairs Board at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the DCA main office, 60 Executive Park South, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 in Boardroom #302. If approved, they will become effective January 1, 2021. If you have questions regarding the referenced documents, please contact the Construction Codes Program at 404-679-3118 or