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One- and Two-Family Dwellings (Uniform Dwelling Code) Program

Administrative Code and Statutes








The Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) is the statewide building code for one- and two-family dwellings built since June 1, 1980. The Industry Services Division provides consultation and education concerning UDC construction standards and inspection procedures. Building materials are evaluated for conformance with standards. UDC inspection and contractor credentials are administered. The UDC is enforced in all Wisconsin municipalities.

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Wisconsin Dwelling Code Council - 2013 Report

Per 2013 Wisconsin Act 23, the Dwelling Code Council is required to prepare a report detailing its review of and subsequent recommendations to the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code. The Council approved the report by unanimous vote.

Please click here to view the report.

Highlights of the 2016 Uniform Dwelling Code Changes (Link)


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