Become a Member

Become A Member


Now is the time to become a member of the International Association of Building Officials. This is an exciting time for our new organization and we are grateful to the many people who are helping to make our vision become a reality. Please feel free to offer any comments or suggestions on how best to make our Association become stronger. Listed below are the membership categories.


Regular Member

1. Include appointed or contracted executive officials of a local, county, state, provincial or territorial government, in responsible charge of a department, commonly referred to as “Building Official” or “Code Official” or their subordinates whose primary responsibility is the administration and enforcement of adopted building safety codes.

2. Include subordinate department employees of officials identified in paragraph 1 above who are actively engaged in the administration and enforcement of adopted building safety codes and other regulations related to building construction.

3. All regular members in retirement who maintain current membership status shall be entitled to vote on all matters requiring a vote of the general membership unless otherwise prohibited herein. Regular members who maintain current dues-paying status shall be entitled to hold elective office, serve on the board of directors and vote on all matters requiring a vote of the general membership unless otherwise prohibited herein. New regular members shall be entitled to voting privileges 30 days after their acceptance as members.

Associate Member

1.Include individuals, associations, individual employees or officers of corporations and businesses that are interested in the goals and objectives of the Association who are not eligible for regular, or other memberships.

2.Be present or past elected or appointed officials (i.e., members of a commission or board whose primary scope is related to building safety regulations, city or county managers, mayors and city or town council members).

3.Have all the benefits of regular membership, except they are not eligible to hold an elective office, have voting privileges, or be eligible for honorary membership.

Corporate Member