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Iowa Law

Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) - Board Rules

Current State Mechanical & Plumbing Code

The board has adopted the 2015 versions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and International Mechanical Code (IMC) with state specific amendments.  Below are the official versions of the new code, which became effective on June 1, 2016.

State Mechanical Code    

State Plumbing Code    

Additional changes to the state plumbing code are in process.  The proposed amendments will be considered for adoption at the March 21, 2017, meeting of the board. A copy of the proposed amendments can be downloaded here.  2017 State Plumbing Code Amendments  

Pending Rule Changes

The board is considering proposed changes to its rules to clarify license renewal and reinstatement requirements, license reactivation requirements, applicant responsibilities, procedures for review of applications, and grounds for denial of an application.  The proposed rules would also prohibit a person from holding both an active apprentice license and active specialty license at the same time -- one of the licenses would have to be placed on inactive status.  The proposed changes were published as a Notice of Intended Action on January 18, 2017, and will be considered for adoption at the March 21, 2017, meeting of the board. A copy of the proposed amendments can be downloaded here.  Proposed Amendments ARC 2903C  

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