What building codes has the city adopted?

The City of North Richland Hills has adopted the 2018 I-Codes as published by the International Code Council. The adopted codes include:

2018 International Building (IBC)

2018 International Residential Code (IRC)

2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)

2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)

2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

Other codes used by the city include the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) (state minimum) and the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). 

Please note that the city has amended the published codes in several areas utilizing the North Central Texas Council of Governments Recommended Regional Amendments, as well as a number of specific local amendments. All regional and local amendments can be found under Chapter 98 of the North Richland Hills

Code of Ordinances.

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1. Where can I find a copy of the building codes adopted by the city?
2. What building codes has the city adopted?
3. Do contractors have to register with the City?
4. What type of work requires a building permit?
5. How much does a building permit cost?
6. What is a Certificate of Occupancy?
7. When is a Certificate of Occupancy required?
8. Must I obtain a Fire Inspection prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy?
9. How long does it take to get a building permit?
10. What items or documents must be submitted for permitting a new home?
11. How do I schedule an inspection?
12. Do I need a permit to re-roof a home or commercial building?
13. What do I do if I have 3/8 inch thick roof decking while replacing my shingles?
14. Can I convert my garage into a living area?
15. Can I build a carport in front of my house?
16. Who can I use to provide a roll-off dumpster?
17. Can I use a shipping/cargo container as a home or storage building?