Construction Codes

The below list is current mandatory codes as adopted by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and enforced by the City of Covington.


For information and questions regarding the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), IFC Georgia Amendments or the Georgia Accessibility Code please contact the State Fire Marshal's Office:


Current Permissive Codes as Adopted by DCA:

  • Disaster Resilient Building Code IBC Appendix (2013)
  • Disaster Resilient Building Code IRC Appendix (2013)
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 Edition with Georgia Amendments (2021)
  • International Existing Building Code, 2018 Edition with Georgia Amendments (2021)
  • National Green Building Standard, 2008 Edition with Georgia Amendments (2011)


PLEASE NOTE: There are Georgia Amendments to the codes above. Please contact the Construction Codes and Industrialized Buildings Section for more information concerning these amendments: CONTACT