The following list of Codes, Ordinances and Standards represents the primary or basic list to be used when designing or constructing building projects in the City of Fort Smith. This list does not include all ordinances and standards that might affect a building project. Other standards might include but are not limited to flood prevention and protection standards, stormwater standards, water and sewer standards, utility standards, driveway standards and the Uniform Development Code. Please visit with the Building Department to gather more information about the requriements for a specific project. 

Each of the following Building Construction codes includes referenced standards that are too numerous to mention here but must be used to comply with State and Local codes. 

2012 Arkansas State Fire Prevention Code Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III

      -Volume I is based on the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) with Arkansas Amendments
      -Volume II is based on the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) with Arkansas Amendments
      -Volume III is based on the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) with Arkansas Amendments

      -Accessibility - Arkansas Fire Code Volume II (IBC) Chapter 11 and the ICC A117.1 Standard  

      -Structural Amendment - Arkansas Code Annotated 12-80-101 through 12-80-104 - Earthquake Resistant Design

2012 NFPA Life Safety Code

2018 Arkansas Plumbing Code
      -This code is the 2018 International Plumbing Code with Arkansas Amendments

     - City of Fort Smith Plumbing & Gas Code Amendments

2010 Arkansas Mechanical Code
      -This code is the 2010 International Mechanical Code with Arkansas Amendments

2017 National Electric Code
      - City of Fort Smith Electrical Code Amendments

2014 Arkansas Energy Code
      -This code is the 2009 International Energy Conversation Code with Arkansas Amendments

2018 Arkansas Fuel Gas Code
      -This code is the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with Arkansas Amendments