Minnesota State Building Codes

Minnesota State Building Code


By law, the City of St. Cloud is required to enforce the Minnesota State Building Code. Local amendments/variances of the Minnesota State Building Codes are not allowed by law. The codes are adopted by the City of St. Cloud by Ordinance Chapter III, section 300 (PDF).

Current Code Editions


  • 2020 Minnesota State Building Code (MSBC) (2018 International Building Code (IBC) with Minnesota Amendments for Commercial Buildings)
  • 2020 Minnesota Residential Code (MSRC) (2018 International Residential Code (IRC) with Minnesota Amendments for Residential Buildings)
  • 2020 MN Accessibility Code (MN Rules Chapter 1341) (2018 IBC, ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009, and Minnesota Amendments)
  • 2015 MN Residential Energy Code (MN Rules Chapter 1322) 
  • 2020 MN Commercial Energy Code (MN Rules Chapter 1323 - 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with Minnesota Amendments, and optional ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010) 
  • 2020 Minnesota State Fire Code (MSFC) (2018 International Fire Code (IFC) with Minnesota Amendments)
  • The City of St. Cloud has NOT currently adopted MN Rules Chapter 1306.
  • 2020 Minnesota Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code (2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) and 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) with Minnesota Amendments)
  • 2015 MN State Plumbing Code*
  • 2020 National Electrical Code
  • City of St. Cloud Land Development Code
Copies of the code books are available for purchase at the Minnesota's Bookstore, or it is available for use at City Hall at the Building Safety Department.

The 2015 Minnesota Residential Energy Code will remain in effect.
*The 2020 Minnesota State Plumbing Code will go into effect December 17th, 2021.  The code is based off the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).