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Solargraf’s commitment to staying current with AHJ updates benefits both installers and customers. Our software now seamlessly incorporates these recent changes, streamlining the design and proposal process. Stay informed and take advantage of these enhancements!

All AHJs updates

  • Update: An outside emergency disconnect is required at all one- and two-family dwelling units when altering/replacing the service or panel.
  • Effective Date: As per the 2023 NEC.

California, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington updates

  • Update: These states have adopted a new version of governing codes as shown in the chart below:

State

New Adoption Code 

Existing Adoption Code 

(To be deprecated) 

Codes Adoption Cycle

Adoption Effective Date

Next Expected Adoption Date

California

2022 California Electrical Code

2022 California Building Code

2022 California Residential Code

2022 California Fire Code

2022 California Energy Code

2022 California Existing Building Code

2019 California Electrical Code

2019 California Building Code

2019 California Residential Code

2019 California Fire Code

2019 California Energy Code

2019 California Existing Building Code

3 Years

01-Jan-23

01-Jan-26

Florida

2020 National Electrical Code
2023 Florida Building Code, Residential, 8th Edition
2023 Florida Building Code, Building, 8th Edition
2023 Florida Fire Prevention Code, 8th Edition

2017 National Electrical Code
2020 Florida Building Code, Building, 7th Edition
2020 Florida Building Code, Residential, 7th Edition
2020 Florida Fire Prevention Code, 7th Edition

3 Years

31-Dec-23

01-Jan-27

New Jersey

2020 National Electrical Code

2021 International Building Code, NJ Edition

2021 International Residential Code, NJ Edition

2021 International Fire Code

2017 National Electrical Code

2018 International Building Code, NJ Edition

2018 International Residential Code, NJ Edition

2018 International Fire Code

3 Years

6-Sep-22

1-Sep-25

Ohio

2023 National Electrical Code

2024 Ohio Building Code

2024 Ohio Plumbing Code

2024 Ohio Mechanical Code

2024 Ohio Existing Building Code

2021 Ohio Energy Code

2019 Residential Code of Ohio

2017 Ohio Fire Code

2017 National Electrical Code

2017 Ohio Building Code

2017 Ohio Plumbing Code

2017 Ohio Mechanical Code

2017 Ohio Existing Building Code

2017 Ohio Energy Code

2019 Residential Code of Ohio

2017 Ohio Fire Code

March 1, 2024

Oregon

2023 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code

2023 Oregon Residential Specialty Code

2022 Oregon Structural Specialty Code

2022 Oregon Fire Code

2022 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code

2021 Oregon Existing Building Code

2020 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code

2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code

2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code

2019 Oregon Fire Code

2019 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code

2018 Oregon Existing Building Code

3 years

October 1, 2022

October 1, 2025

Texas

2023 National Electrical Code

2020 National Electrical Code

3 Years

1-Sep-23

31-Aug-26

Virginia

2020 National Electrical Code
2021 Virginia Residential Code
2021 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code
2021 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code

2017 National Electrical Code
2018 Virginia Construction Code
2018 Virginia Residential Code
2018 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code

3 Years

18-Jan-24

18-Jan-27

Washington

2020 National Electrical Code

2021 Washington State Building Code

2021 Washington State Existing Building Code

2021 Washington State Fuel Gas Code

2021 Washington State Mechanical Code

2021 Washington State Residential Code

2021 Washington State Wildland-Urban Interface Code

2021 Uniform Plumbing Code

2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa code

2020 National Electrical Code

2018 Washington State Building Code

2018 Washington State Existing Building Code

2018 Washington State Fuel Gas Code

2018 Washington State Mechanical Code

2018 Washington State Residential Code

2018 Washington State Wildland-Urban Interface Code

2018 Uniform Plumbing Code

2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa code

3 years

March 15, 2024

March 15, 2027

AHJ and utility updates

  • Update: California, Texas, and Arizona have made some changes in AHJs and utilities as shown below and the Solargraf utility and AHJ database is updated as per the latest changes.

California updates

  • City of Newport Beach: EMT conduit is not allowed for exterior applications.
  • City of Riverside: When derating the main breaker, include the load calculation with the panel schedule in the plan-set.
  • City of Lake Forest & East Vale: Battery backup designs, add the load calculation with the panel schedule to the plan-set.
  • County of Los Angeles: Check for oak trees on the site address; if present, they must be shown on the plan-set.
  • Utility of Southern California Edition: For GMA Interconnection, the Fused AC Disconnect must be located within 2-3 ft from the SCE Meter. Specific dimensions and installation requirements apply.
  • City of Livermore: Livermore requires a separate permit for EV project.
    County of Contra Costa: City requires that all sheets have a 3.5″ x 6″ column (box) on the right side for city comments and stamps.

Arizona updates

  • City of Peoria: A photo of the service panel schedule is now required on the plan-set. Breakers must be accurately labeled.
  • City of Surprise: Plan-sets must meet specific requirements, including a clear space for approval stamps and individual file uploads in landscape orientation.

Texas updates

  • Oncor Utility: Oncor Utility requesting Plat Map instead of Vicinity Map.

Please note that the information provided is based on the updates received from AHJ and Utility authorities and may be subject to further updates or changes. Always consult the latest local regulations and AHJ guidelines for the most accurate and up-to-date information. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask!

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