The International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) is a model code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing residential and commercial buildings. The IPMC is intended to establish minimum standards for basics such as structural conditions, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, and fire safety.

2021 IPMC Amendments

Working Project Timeline

Public input regarding 2021 IPMC amendments will be collected from March 15 through April 15, 2021. All input received will be submitted to the Austin City Council by August 2021. Learn more and provide your feedback.

Property Maintenance Code Public Meeting happening on April 5, 2021 at 6 pm. Click here to sign up.

2015 IPMC Amendments 

The Austin City Council adopted the 2015 IPMC on October 12, 2017, and issued some local amendments to it: Ordinance no. 20171012-SPEC001.

These amendments require property owners to:

  • Obtain permits for any work requiring permits
  • Display visible addresses on all property
  • Maintain stairways and guardrails in good condition and based on specific standards
  • Establish appropriate size of bedrooms and occupancy requirements in dwelling units
  • Abide by water temperature requirements for hot water in dwelling units
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms in dwelling units

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