The 2018 Building Code was adopted Tuesday by the Mayor and Tucson City Council. The new codes will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, and any new submittals after that date must be designed according to the new regulations. Once a plan is submitted officially, the review is based on the regulations that were in effect the day it was received.
Between now and the end of the year, plans may be submitted using the 2012 or 2018 Building Codes. Any active permits, plans under review, and model plans that have been issued will not be affected.