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Building Codes

Building Codes and Design Parameters

The City has adopted the following Building Codes with local amendments. You may reference the various code sections by the Chapter listed in the City Municipal Code (Municode)

*Currently the code has not been codified at this time,  so it is not available in the City Municipal Code (Municode). Please use the links below to take you to the approved ordinance for each individual 2021 code*.

  • 2021    IBC International Building Code (Section 500.030 & 500.060)    
  • 2021    IRC International Residential Code (Section 500.070 & 500.080)       
  • 2021    IPMC International Property Maintenance Code (Section 500.270 & 500.300)        
  • 2021    ICC International Fuel and Gas Code (Section 500.320 & 500.330)     
  • 2021    IPC International Plumbing Code (Section 500.160, 500.190 & 500.212)     
  • 2021    IMC International Mechanical Code (Section 500.220 & 500.250)    
  • 2020    National Electrical Code (Section 500.100)     

Design Parameters for Architects and Engineers

  • Ground Snow Load = 20
  • Wind Speed = 115 mph
  • Seismic Design Category = C
  • Frost Line Depth = 30”

Accordance with City Nuisance Ordinances, the erection, excavating, demolition, alteration or repair of any building must take place between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Urgent necessity such as an emergency or public safety may require operations that are not routine and therefore would not comply with the referenced construction time. If a resident finds that a nuisance exists regarding construction practices as mentioned above, a concern may be filed through the online Concern System or by calling the Customer Service Center at (636) 639-2121.