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Any municipality in the State of Alabama may adopt any model building code published by the Southern Building Code Congress International and the National Electrical Code published by the National Fire Protection Association as a municipal ordinance, enlarging the applicability thereof to include private buildings and structures other than private schoolhouses, hotels, public and private hospitals, and moving picture houses as it deems necessary and to prescribe penalties for violations thereof in the same manner in which other ordinances and related penalty provisions are adopted and prescribed.
Any county commission similarly may adopt and enlarge the applicability of any model building code published by the Southern Building Code Congress International and the National Electrical Code published by the National Fire Protection Association for the county, prescribing penalties for violations thereof, by resolution duly recorded in its minutes and, after notice of four weeks, by publication once weekly in some county newspaper, if there is one published in the county, and by posted notices at the door of each courthouse in the county.
Changes in the provisions of the building code effected by the Construction Management Division of the Department of Finance may be adopted similarly by counties and municipalities.
No county or municipality shall apply the building code to state buildings and construction of public schoolhouses.
Model building codes adopted by a county or municipality pursuant to this section shall only apply to structures and facilities on the customer's side of the electric meter and shall not apply to any electric power generation, transmission, or distribution facilities on the electric service provider's side of the electric meter.
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as requiring the advertising or posting of the code itself. The provisions of this section shall be satisfied by giving of notice that it is proposed to adopt a code.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 41. State Government § 41-9-166 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-41-state-government/al-code-sect-41-9-166/
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