Code Officials Association of Alabama

To create a better public understanding & appreciation of the proper administration of building, housing, plumbing, electrical, & related codes & ordinances, & their importance to the safety, welfare, & prosperity of the municipality & county.

Welcome to the official website of the code officials association of Alabama (COAA).  COAA was formed in the early 1970's and was the first charter member of the southern building code congress international.  the purposes for which this corporation was organized are

Welcome to COAA 

Greetings COAA Members and Friends,
With the holidays behind us now, the Officers and Board of COAA are busy with the business of our organization as well as planning for this year’s educational conference. The ICC Group B code hearings will start April 17 in Lexington Kentucky. If you can't be there for the hearings you can still participate via CDP Access. If you are a governmental voting member, make sure that you update your voter registration information by March 18 to be eligible. Also, Preliminary Group A results are now available online at
ICC Region IX elected new officers, and our own Jeff Kappleman from Opelika was elected to serve as Treasurer of that organization. If you don’t already know, Region IX was one of the main groups pushing for CDP Access so that ALL of ICC’s member’s voices could be heard. I am very proud of that organization and what it has and continues to accomplish.
Most of you know that the State has adopted a new Energy Code as well as a new Residential Building Code. The commercial energy provisions have already taken effect, with the residential part due to take effect in October of this year. As of right now, ADECA has said it will be providing training at our conference this summer.
In keeping with providing quality training to all of our members statewide, this year’s conference and Annual Business Meeting will be held in Fairhope Alabama June 20th thru the 23rd.We are planning on having the Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday the 20th in the afternoon, with the training to start the following morning , Tuesday the 21st, in the morning. The tentative program will be coming out soon so keep an eye out for it.
In addition to the abundance of training, the site is in downtown Fairhope with lots of things to do within walking distance including sandy beaches on Mobile Bay, and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the state.  Weather permitting; we will take an evening cruise from The Grand Hotel aboard the Schooner Joshua.
So mark the dates on your calendar, June 20th through the 23rd, and make your plans early to be with us.
We’ll be sending you more information soon, and please pray for our troops and our country,
Paul Antoine, President COAA

To develop courses of instruction concerning new materials & methods of construction in cooperation with recognized education institutions & to promote proper interpretation, enforcement, & administration of codes & ordinances.

To assemble with other government officials & organized groups concerned with codes & ordinances to exchange ideas & to discuss mutual concerns

A charter chapter of the International Code Council

To improve the prestige of code enforcement officials by the promotion of high standards of efficiency in the administration of building, housing, plumbing, electrical, & related codes & ordinances through continued education & training.

To promote maximum safety for life, health, & property at minimum building cost through education and training of code enforcement officials.


To assist Alabama municipalities & counties with the organization & maintenance of adequate code enforcement departments, codes, & ordinances.