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NEC Adoption by State

As of May 1, 2017, the 2017 NEC is in effect in one state, the 2014 NEC is in effect in 35 states, the 2011 NEC is in effect in five states, and the 2008 NEC is in effect in six states. Note: The 2017 edition of the NEC was issued by the NFPA Standards Council on August 4, 2016. The effective date was August 24, 2016, when it officially became available for adoption by federal, state, county, and municipal governmental entities.

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The National Electrical Code® process in progress

As of April 1, 2017 one state (Massachusetts) has completed its 2017 NEC adoption process. Twenty-three other states are in the process of updating the statute or administrative rule through which the NEC is adopted to reference the 2017 edition. There are four states currently in the process of adopting the 2014 NEC, and one state in the process of adopting the 2011 NEC.

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The following table shows the current status of NEC adoption in those states having a statewide adoption that impacts construction, trade licensing, or both. Follow the link to the board or agency responsible for promulgating the NEC.

 

State

Currently Adopted Edition Of The NEC (Effective Date)

2017 NEC Adoption Status (Effective Date)

Other Editions Of NEC Adoption Status (Effective Date)

Alabama

July 1, 2016, (Alabama Division of Construction Management)

 

 

Alaska

2017 (5/9/2018)

 

 

Arizona

Local adoption only 

 

 

Arkansas 

2017 with AR amendments (1/1/2018) 

 

 

California 

2014 (1/1/2017) 

Adoption process underway
(1/1/2020)

 

Colorado

2017 (6/1/2017) 

 

 

Connecticut

2017 (10/1/2018)

 

 

Delaware

2014 (3/11/2016)

Not in process

 

Florida

2014 (12/31/2017)

Adoption process underway (12/31/2020) 

 

Georgia 

2017 (1/1/2018)

 

 

Hawaii  2017 (8/21/2018)
 
   
Idaho 2017 (7/1/2017)    
Illinois  2008 (7/1/11 - commercial occupancies for areas outside of local jurisdictions that have adoption authority) Not in process Not in process
Indiana 2008 One- and two-family dwellings -2018 IRC Electrical Chapters, based on 2017 NEC
(Effective date not established)
Not in process
Iowa  2017 (1/1/2018)     
Kansas 2008 (2/4/11 - State Fire Marshal) Not in process Not in process
Kentucky
 
2014 (10/1/2014)  Adoption process underway (Effective date not established)   
Louisiana  2014 (2/1/2018)   2014 edition (2/1/2018)
Maine  2017 with Maine amendments (11/6/2017)    
Maryland  2014 (1/1/2015)  Not in process   
Massachusetts   2017 w/MA Amendments (1/1/2017)     
Michigan   2014
Commercial (6/18/2015)
One- and two-family dwellings (2/8/2016) 
Adoption process underway (effective date not established)   
Minnesota 
 
2017 (7/1/2017)    
Mississippi Local adoption only    
Missouri  Local adoption only    
Montana  2014 (10/23/2014) Adoption process underway (effective date not established)  
Nebraska 
 
2017 (8/1/17)    
Nevada 2011 (7/1/13 - Nevada State Pubic Works Division) Not in process Not in process
New Hampshire  2017 with NH amendments (1/1/2018)    
New Jersey 2014 (9/21/15 with 6 month grace period for new permits) Adoption process underway
(effective date not established)
 
New Mexico  2017 (2/1/2018)     
New York  2014 (4/6/2016 with 6-month grace period ending 10/3/2016)  Not in process  
North Carolina 
 
2017 (6/12/2018)    
North Dakota 
 
2017 (7/1/2017)    
Ohio 
 

2017
Commercial (11/1/2017)

2014
One-, two- and three-family dwellings (1/1/2016)
 

One-, two- and three-family dwellings (7/1/2019)  
Oklahoma 
 
2014
Commercial (11/1/2015)
Residential 2015 IRC Electrical
Chapters (11/1/2016) 
Adoption process underway
(effective date not established)
 
Oregon 
 
2017 with Oregon amendments (10/1/2017)
 
   
Pennsylvania
 
2014
 
   
Rhode Island 
 
2014 (7/1/2014)
 
Adoption process underway (effective date not established)  
South Carolina 2014 (7/1/2016) Adoption process underway (7/1/2019 projected)  
South Dakota 
 
2017 (7/1/2017)
 
   
Tennessee 2017 (10/1/2018)    
Texas 2017 (9/1/2017)    
Utah

2017 
Commercial (7/1/2018)

2014
One- and two-family dwellings (7/1/2016)

   
Vermont 2017 with Vermont amendments (10/1/2017)    
Virginia 2014 
 
   
Washington 2017 (7/1/2017)    
West Virginia 2014 (8/1/2016) Not in process  
Wisconsin 2017
Commercial (8/1/2018)
One- and two-family dwellings (1/1/2020)  
Wyoming 2017 (7/1/2017)    
Chicago 2017 with Chicago amendments (3/1/2018)    
New York City 2008 w/NYC amendments (7/1/2011)   2014 (effective date not established)
 
 

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