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2015 Codes

Effective Jan. 1, 2017

2009 Building Codes

These are effective until Jan. 1, 2017, when the 2015 codes will take effect.

Purchasing Code Books

You may purchase codebooks through the International Code Council by calling 1-800-786-4452 or through other Internet sources. The Planning & Development Department Customer Service Section has a limited selection of codebooks, which will be available for purchase. The City of Fort Worth code amendment books will continue to be available for purchase at the Planning & Development Customer Service Section.

Other City Code References:

  • Zoning Regulations: Appendix A
  • Development Standards: Appendix A, Chapter 6
  • Landscaping: Appendix A, Chapter 6, Article 3
  • Subdivision: Chapter 31

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Permit Fee Schedules


Accommodations & Accessibility

Accommodations are available for residents who have accessibility requirements. To learn more about accessibility accommodations available from the City of Fort Worth, visit the Accessibility page or request an accommodation due to disability.