Code References

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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, 2020

  • International Building Code, 2018 edition with:
    • Appendix “E” Supplementary Accessibility Requirements
    • Appendix “H” Signs
  • International Gas Code, 2018 edition
  • International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 edition
  • International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition
  • International Fire Prevention Code, 2018 edition
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2018 edition
  • International Residential Code, 2018 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, 2017 edition
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2018 edition
  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Title II & III Requirements 28 CFR 35.151; 2004 ADAAG 36 CFR Part 1191, Chapters 1 through 10, Appendices B & D

Additional Codes Adopted

  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code


  1. Physical Address
    115 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive
    Hinesville, GA 31313

    Phone: (912) 876-4147
    Fax: (912) 876-4770

  2. Rick Holley

    Plan Examinar

  3. Franklin Swain


  4. Leo Union