The 2018 International Building Codes (I-Codes) and the 2017 National Electrical Code will be in effect starting November 27, 2019. The proposed implementation process for existing construction permit applications and new applications is as follows:
- The new 2018 Codes will take effect November 27, 2019. The changes apply to applications submitted on or after November 27, 2019. It does not affect permits for projects already submitted, in review, or under construction.
- The City of Goodyear will accept applications for projects designed to the 2018 Codes prior to November 27, 2019 if the applicant chooses to use the new Codes and local amendments. The City of Goodyear will handle early requests through an alternate design request (form on our Documents and Forms page).
- Standard Plans approved under the 2012 code will remain valid until November 26, 2020.
- Standard Plans approved under the 2012 Codes may be updated to the 2018 Codes at any time if the homebuilder identifies the changes necessary to comply with the 2018 Codes. Full plan sets will NOT be required. Builders will be able to submit an updated Cover Sheet for each of their currently approved 2012 Standard Plans along with an index, notes and details identifying items that are being modified to comply with the 2018 Codes. To ensure efficient flow of plan review, a maximum of ten (10) standard home plans may be submitted at any one time for update, and a minimum of two weeks is required between submittals of additional plan sets. A maximum of ten (10) standard plans may be submitted in a two-week period.
- Custom Home Plans submitted on or after November 27, 2019 will need to comply with the 2018 Codes. The differences between the 2012 and 2018 Codes are minor and should not impose a delay.
- Commercial and industrial projects currently under design using the 2012 Codes that cannot be submitted prior to November 27, 2019 may file an alternate design request (form on our Documents and Forms page) to submit the project for approval using the 2012 Codes. This will be allowed for projects submitted up to 90 days (2/25/2020) after the effective date of the new codes. This will prevent submittal delays and increased costs due to redesigning for the 2018 Code.
- Permits approved under the 2012 Codes that expire (no work within 180 days after issuance) will need to be updated to the 2018 Codes prior to being reissued.
You can also visit the International Code Council website for additional information.