Mississippi Building and Residential Codes

In December 2019, the Mississippi Building Code Council adopted the 2018  International Building Code (IBC) and  the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC).  Mississippi jurisdictions must currently adopt either the 2012, 2015 or the 2018 IBC and IRC.

Building Code Compliance Software for Mississippi

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 2018 IBC and Plan Analyst for the 2018 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 Mississippi have included:

City of Biloxi
City of Brandon
City of Cleveland
City of Grenada
City of Vicksburg
Rankin County
Tunica County Planning Commission

Building and Residential Code Resources in Mississippi

Energy Code Compliance Software for Mississippi

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Mississippi, including the use of COMcheck 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.

The “Building Codes Assistance Project” also provides information on Mississippi’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. Mississippi is in FEMA Region 4. Read the 2023 Region 4 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Mississippi.


American Institute of Architects – AIA Mississippi represents architects in the state.  There are nearly 2,000 registered and reciprocal architects in Mississippi.

Mississippi has several ICC Chapters.

Mississippi code adoption status on the ICC website