Community Services was established to provide technical assistance to local governments and state agencies in the areas of community and rural planning and development, policy research and development, and grant program implementation.
We provide the people of North Dakota with effective, efficient and customer-oriented administration of federal and state programs for:
- Community Development
- Energy Efficiency
- Self Sufficiency
On September 7th at 8:00 AM CST at The ND Department of Commerce, 1600 East Century Ave., Suite 6, Bismarck, ND, a Voting Meeting of proposed building code amendments will be held for the participating jurisdictions and organizations.
The purpose of the meeting will be to vote on the proposed amendments from the public and Building Code Advisory Committee, 2021 International Building Code, 2021 International Residential Code, 2021 International Mechanical Code, 2021 International Fuel Gas Code, 2021 International Energy Conservation Code, 2021 International Existing Building Code, and the prior amendments to those codes. These amendments will become part of the updated North Dakota State Building Code effective January 1st, 2023.
Voting is reserved for those jurisdictions that enforce the State Building Code. In the case of Home Rule cities, those that adopt and enforce the same codes contained in the State Building Code. Jurisdictions must first be identified if they are eligible cities and counties.
To determine eligibility and to be able to cast votes, we request each eligible town, city, or county that wishes to participate in the voting process to please do one of the following before the meeting:
- If you have adopted or would like to adopt the North Dakota State Building Code and be able to vote and are not listed on the attachment, please send a copy of your local ordinance or zoning law that indicates the adoption of the North Dakota State Building Code. For fully chartered Home Rule cities, send in your local ordinance or zoning law that shows the adoption of the State Building Code, or the six International Codes that make up the State Building Code. Include the name of the person that will be representing your jurisdiction at the meeting. Include an address, telephone number, and, if possible, an email address.
- If your jurisdiction is on the list and plans continuance of adoption of the State Building Code, send the name of the representative that will be voting at the September 7th meeting. Include an address, telephone number and if possible, an email address. Also check the information listed for your jurisdiction to verify its accuracy or submit the appropriate changes.
Community Services Team
The North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services was established to provide technical assistance to local governments and state agencies in the areas of community and rural planning and development, policy research and development, and grant program implementation.