Arizona Building and Residential Codes

Arizona is a home rule state.  Each local jurisdiction is responsible for establishing and enforcing building codes.

Building Code Compliance Software for Arizona

Plan Analyst code compliance software programs make it easy for building officials, architects and other designers to quickly perform commercial and residential building code plan reviews / code studies.  Plan Analyst for the IBC and Plan Analyst for the IRC simplifies the plan review / code study process enabling compliance to specific code years. 

This proven software allows modifications to accommodate local amendments, where applicable.  Users have the ability to add code requirements and to add to the checklist.  Changes can be made permanent by changing the data file using the setup section of Plan Analyst, or specific reports can be edited for special conditions.

Plan Analyst Calculators: Deck – Sign – Beam & Column

Plan Analyst Deck, Sign and Beam & Column Calculators are additional simple and effective design and code review software tools that will quickly become your go-to resources when working on associated tasks.

Users of Plan Analyst in Arizona have included:

Town of PaysonStantec Consult Service
City of Apache JunctionGroup Renaissance Architects
City of AvondaleJames Mickartz Architect
City of SurpriseDurrant Architects
City of MesaPrime Home Design
Apache CountyValley Drafting Services
Town of EagerSLM Architects

Building and Residential Code Resources in Arizona

Energy Code Compliance Software for Arizona

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Arizona, including the use of COMcheck and REScheck Energy Code compliance software.

COMcheck enables architects, builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new commercial or high-rise residential buildings, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1.  

REScheck product enables builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes.

The “Building Codes Assistance Project” also provides information on Arizona’s building energy codes.

FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking

The FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking program reports on the status of hazard-resistant building code adoption in each state. Arizona is in FEMA Region 9. Read the 2023 Region 9 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Arizona.


American Institute of Architects  – AIA Arizona represents architects in the state.  There are over 6,500 registered and reciprocal architects in Arizona.

There are multiple ICC Chapters in Arizona.

Arizona code adoption status on the ICC website