State Electrical Code and Interpretations
The North Carolina State Electrical Code consists of an adopted version of the National Electrical Code (NEC) supplemented by State Amendments. The dates corresponding to the edition of the NEC in effect during specific intervals, including links to the electrical amendments for that edition are provided below.
All editions of the NEC can be accessed through the NFPA website at NEC Access.
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2020 NEC – Effective Date October 1, 2021
The 2020 State Electrical Code (2020 NEC with State Amendments) was accepted by the Building Code Council on June 8, 2021. Below are the State Amendments for the 2020 NEC.