Code References

Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes
The City of Hinesville enforces the Georgia State Minimum Standard codes. These codes are used to review and inspect all construction in the City. Each of these separate codes typically consists of a base code (e.g., the Georgia State Minimum Standard Code as published by the International Code Council (ICC)) with Georgia amendments.

Mandatory Codes - Effective January 1, 2014
  • International Building Code, 2012 edition with:
    • Appendix “E” Supplementary Accessibility Requirements
    • Appendix “H” Signs
  • International Gas Code, 2012 edition
  • International Plumbing Code, 2012 edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 edition
  • International Mechanical Code, 2012 edition
  • International Fire Prevention Code, 2012 edition
  • International Residential Code, 2012 edition with:
    • IRC, Appendix “E” Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings
    • IRC, Appendix “J” Existing Buildings and Structures
    • IRC, Appendix “G” Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs
  • National Electrical Code, 2014 edition
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2012 edition
  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Title II & III Requirements 28 CFR 35.151; 2004 ADAAG 36 CFR Part 1191, Appendices B & D

Additional Codes Adopted
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code