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Boulder County Building Code Amendments

The Boulder County Building Code Amendments are adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.

All permits applications to the Boulder County Land Use Department, Building Safety and Inspections Services Division are currently reviewed and inspected under the 2012 editions (unless otherwise noted) of the following International Code Standards:

  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • International Residential Code (IRC)
  • International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • National Electric Code (NEC 2011 edition)
  • International Green Construction Code (IGCC)
  • International Code Council Performance Code (ICCPC)

Proposed 2015 Codes Adoption

View the Proposed 2015 Codes Adoption summary.

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2012 Codes Adoption & Amendments Summary

Boulder County has updated and amended the building code adoptions to the latest 2012 editions of the International Codes. These changes, which went into effect on January 1, 2013, apply to construction on properties located in the unincorporated portions of Boulder County (outside of the cities and towns), although plan reviews and inspections are currently performed in the Town of Jamestown.

View the 2012 Boulder County Building Code Amendments.

Please see Resolution 2012-50 - Amendments to the Boulder County Building Code for changes to the Code. Please contact the Building Safety & Inspection Services Team at 303-441-3926 or if you have questions or need additional information about this change.

The International Code Council (ICC) publishes new editions of their family of nationally recognized model codes every 3 years, with 2012 being the latest edition.

Boulder County Building Code Documents

Note: Previous versions of the Boulder County Building Code Amendments are available as reference for all building permits issued prior to the current Amendments. Please contact Building Safety and Inspection Services for a copy of older Amendments.



Land Use Building Safety and Inspection Services

Main: 303-441-3926
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F (Closed Tuesdays 8 a.m.-10 a.m.)
Plan review services for building permits are not available on Tuesdays.
Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306