Regulates the design, construction, addition, alteration, repair, use, and location of detached one- and two-family dwellings, certain townhouses and their accessory structures. Contains detailed provisions governing dwelling construction including requirements for structural, life-safety, fire-safety and moisture protection. Is in Minnesota Rules Chapter 1309. The rule adopts by reference Chapters 2 through 10, 44, Section P2904 and Appendix K from the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) as amended in Minnesota. The 2015 Minnesota Residential Code is a custom code book published for Minnesota by the International Code Council (ICC). It includes Minnesota's amendments into the body of changed sections and reads as a unified code book. It also includes Minnesota chapters about Administration, Radon and Energy. There is no longer a need to separately purchase the ICC model code and Minnesota amendments and refer to them both. Now they are contained in a single reformatted Minnesota-specific code book. The Residential Code is effective January 24, 2015. Radon and energy codes are effective February 14, 2015.