Forney City Council votes to adopt building code updates


FORNEY, Texas (City of Forney) – During the Forney City Council Meeting on March 21, the City Council unanimously approved several ordinances responsible for updating the City’s Code of Ordinances.

The approval encompassed the adoption of the 2014 National Electrical Code and the 2015 International Code Series, including the Building, Energy Conservation, Existing Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, Property Maintenance, and Residential Codes. The City previously operated under the 2011 International Electrical Code and the 2009 International Code Series.

“Routine code updates are necessary to ensure that Forney’s built environment reflects the latest in design, technologies, and safety standards” said Community Development Director Peter Morgan.

The new codes will go into effect on May 22, 2017, and will not impact projects that are currently under construction.