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Wyoming currently enforces the National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition, which may be purchased through our office or ordered at National Fire Protection Associationor call 1-800-344-3555


Council on Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety 

(a)     In accordance with W.S. 35-9-106(a) & (d) and 16-3-103(h), the following international codes are incorporated by reference in these rules. The Council on Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety in Buildings (Council) has determined that incorporation of the full text in these rules would be cumbersome and inefficient given their length and nature. This incorporation by reference does not include any later amendments or editions of the incorporated codes. These codes are maintained and available for public inspection and copying at the offices of the Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety (Department) at the Capitol Hill Building, 320 W. 25th Street, 3rd Floor, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002:

(i)      The International Building Code, 2018 Edition, promulgated by the International Code Council.

(ii)     The International Existing Building Code, 2018 Edition, promulgated by the International Code Council.

(iii)    The International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, promulgated by the International Code Council, including,

(A).   Appendix D, Appendix E, Appendix F and Appendix G.

(iv)    The International Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition, promulgated by the International Code Council.

(v)     The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 Edition, promulgated by the International Code Council.

(vi)    Provisions of the International Residential Code, the International Property Management Code, as said codes are referenced in the International Building Code,   the International Fire Code, the International Mechanical Code, and the International Fuel Gas Code but only to the extent that the referenced provisions apply to fire and life safety issues.

(vii)   Provisions of the National Electrical Code, the International Plumbing Code, and the International Energy Conservation Code referenced in the International Building Code, the International Fire Code, the International Mechanical Code, and the International Fuel Gas Code are specifically not adopted herein.

(b)     The minimum standards for accessibility by the physically handicapped in public buildings built by any public administrative body are established in W.S. 16-6-501 and 16-6-502.

(c)     When the terms building official, fire chief, or enforcing authority are encountered in the codes, they shall mean the State Fire Marshal or his authorized representative.

(d)     Where the term fire department is encountered in the codes, it means the Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety.

(e)     Definitions found in W.S. 35-9-102 and in the International Codes incorporated herein shall apply throughout these rules.

(f)      In cases of clearly demonstrated hardship or practical difficulty, the Council may grant exceptions from the standards adopted in these rules. An exception may be granted when the Council has determined that an equivalent standard of safety is achieved by alternate means.


The new codes were adopted May 23, 2018.