The National Electrical Code has made some changes that may affect any installations made after September, 1 2017. The NEC is a federal regulation program that sets electrical safety standards for all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. As of July 1, 2017 ten states have adopted the 2017 NEC code regulations, and sixteen other states are in the process of adopting and implementing by October 1, 2017.
*Please Note* The 2017 edition of the NEC was issued by the NFFPA Standards Council on August 4, 2016. The effective date was August 24, 2016, when it officially became available for adoption by federal, state, county, and municipal governmental entities.
HomElectrical has customers all over the United States, and each state has its own rules and regulations when it comes to electrical device installation and building code. While some of our customers are professionals in the electrical and construction industries, many are the Jack-of-all-trades and Do-It-Yourselfers. For that reason, we have created this reference guide to help you make the correct purchase of electrical devices to fit your needs, and to follow the regulations used in your area.
Find your state below!
Check to see what NEC code version your state follows now!
See if your state has adopted the 2017 NEC Code!
Check the date of implementation!
If you do not know what code your particular area in any State uses, please contact a licensed electrician.
|STATE||CURRENT NEC CODE VERSION||2017 NEC CODE ADOPTION STATUS||2017 NEC CODE IMPLEMENTATION (EFFECTIVE DATE)||OTHER NEC CODE EDITIONS (EFFECTIVE DATE)|
|Alabama||July 1. 2016 (Alabama Division of Construction management)||Not in process|
|Alaska||2014||Not in process|
|Arizona||Local adoption only|
|California||2014||Not in process|
|Colorado||2017||Adopted||June 1, 2017|
|Delaware||2014||Not in process|
|Florida||2011||2014 Edition (12/31/2017)|
|Georgia||2014||Adoption underway||January 1, 2018|
|Idaho||2017||Adopted||July, 1, 2017|
|Illinois||2008 (commercial buildings)||Not in process||Not in process|
|Indiana||2008||Not in process||Not in process|
|Kansas||2008||Not in process||Not in process|
|Louisiana||2011||2014 Edition (7/1/2017)|
|Maryland||2014||Not in process|
|Massachusetts||2017||Adopted||January 1, 2017|
|Minnesota||2017||Adopted||July, 1, 2017|
|Mississippi||2017 (local adoption only)||Locally adopted||TBA|
|Missouri||2017 (local adoption only)||Locally adopted||TBA|
|Montana||2014||Not in process|
|Nebraska||2017||Adopted||August 1, 2017|
|Nevada||2011||Not in process||Not in process|
|New Hampshire||2014||Adoption underway||January 1, 2018|
|New Jersey||2014||Not in process|
|New Mexico||2014||Adoption underway||TBA|
|New York||2014||Not in process|
|North Carolina||2014||Adoption underway||April 1, 2018|
|North Dakota||2017||Adopted||July 1, 2017|
Adopted for commercial only
|November 1, 2017|
|Not in Process|
|Oregon||2014||Adoption underway||October 1, 2017|
|Pennsylvania||2008||Not in process||not in process|
|Rhode Island||2014||Not in process|
|South Carolina||2014||Not in process|
|South Dakota||2017||Adopted||July 1, 2017|
|Tennessee||2008||2011 Edition (TBA)|
|Texas||2017||Adopted||September 1, 2017|
|Vermont||2014||Adoption underway||October 1, 2017|
|Virginia||2011||2014 Edition (3/1/2018)|
|Washington||2017||Adopted||July 1, 2017|
|West Virginia||2014||Not in process|
|Wyoming||2017||Adopted||July 1, 2017|