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NEC in effect 05/01/2016

The 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) was issued by the NFPA Standards Council on August 1, 2013. The effective date, which is the date that it replaces the prior (2011 edition) in the NFPA family of codes and standards, was August 21, 2013. As of that date, the 2014 NEC became officially available for adoption by federal, state, county, and municipal governmental entities.


To date, 40 states have commenced their respective processes to update the statute or administrative rule through which the NEC is adopted to reference the 2014 edition. As of May 1, 2016, the 2014 NEC is in effect in 31 states. In a couple of states, the update is from the 2008 to 2014 edition of the NEC and Tennessee is currently in the process of updating from the 2008 to the 2011 edition. If you have a question on the status of NEC adoption in any state, please contact your NFPA Regional Electrical Code Specialist.


Following is a list of states, with links to the board or agency responsible for promulgating the NEC, currently in the process of adopting the 2014 NEC.

 State  Effective Date
Alabama June 2014 (for the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board for testing purposes only) 
Alaska March 6, 2016



Arkansas November 21, 2014
California January 1, 2017
Colorado July 1, 2014 
Connecticut TBD
Delaware March 11, 2016
Florida December 31, 2017
Georgia January 1, 2015 
Hawaii  2016
Idaho  July 1, 2014 
Iowa  January 1, 2015 
Kentucky  October 1, 2014 
Louisiana July 1, 2017
Maine  August 1, 2014 
Maryland  January 1, 2015 
Massachusetts  January 1, 2014 
Michigan  June 18, 2015 (Commercial construction); February 8, 2016 (Residential)
Minnesota  July 1, 2014 
Montana  October 23, 2014
Nebraska  April 9, 2014 
New Hampshire  January 1, 2015 
New Jersey  September 21, 2015 with 6-month grace period for new permit applications
New Mexico  August 1, 2014 
New York April 6, 2016
North Carolina  April 1, 2016
North Dakota  September 1, 2014 
Ohio  January 1, 2015 (Commercial); February 8, 2016 (Residential)
Oklahoma  November 1, 2015 (All construction other than one- and two-family dwellings)
Oregon  October 1, 2014 
Rhode Island  July 1, 2014 
South Carolina July 1, 2016
South Dakota  July 1, 2014 
Texas  September 1, 2014 
Utah  July 1, 2016
Vermont  July 1, 2014 
Virginia TBD
Washington July 1, 2014
West Virginia July 1, 2016 
Wisconsin DSPS has commenced 2017 adoption proceedings with projected effective date of September 1, 2017
Wyoming



July 1, 2014