Building Codes Bureau
Certified City, County and Town Programs


The local legislative body of a city, county or town may adopt a building code by ordinance to apply to the city, county or town jurisdictional area. A city, county or town building code may include only codes adopted by the Building Codes Bureau.

A city, county or town may not enforce a building code unless the code enforcement program has been certified by the Building Codes Bureau as in compliance with applicable statutes and rules; the current adopted code, a current list of fees to be imposed and a current plan for enforcement of the code have been filed and approved by the Bureau; and all inspectors inspecting or approving any installations, which if accomplished commercially require state licensure, must be properly and currently state-licensed journeyman in that craft or occupation or be certified by a national recognized entity for testing and certification of inspectors that is approved by the Bureau before being permitted to inspect or approve any installation.

As part of the continuing certification of a city, county or town, certain annual requirements must be met including submittal of annual reports to the Building Codes Bureau and, when certain criteria are met, submittal of independent audits. Annual reporting requirements can be found in ARM 24.301.207 (1) through (4). 

The requirements for an independent audit can be found in ARM 24.301.208 (1).  This rule identifies the criteria for any certified city, county or town which, when met, require an independent fiscal audit to be performed and submitted to the Certified Local Government Program.  Audits are required to be performed per the guidelines of agreed upon procedures as established by the Building Codes Bureau.  The following link provides a copy of the revised current agreed upon procedures.

Agreed Upon Procedures

Questions regarding certification procedures and requirements e-mail
Certified City, County or Town Program
or call (406) 841-2064.

Below is a list of all certified local goverment building code jurisdictions and certified building code inspectors:


Annual Educational Fund Payment

Semi-Annual 1st Half Educational Fund Payment

Semi-Annual 2nd Half Educational Fund Payment