2018 IRC Amendments

IRC Section R313.2  Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems is amended to read as follows:  An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall not be required in a single-family detached dwelling as defined by the Cookeville Zoning Code.  Single family attached, two-family or duplexes as defined by the Cookeville Zoning Code will be required to have an automatic fire sprinkler system installed.

IRC Section R314.6   Power Source relating to smoke alarms is amended to create an exception 3 that reads interconnection and hardwiring of smoke alarms in existing areas shall not be required where alterations or repairs do not result in the removal of interior walls or ceilings finishes exposing the structures.