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Boulder County Building Code Amendments

Boulder County Building Code Amendments

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BUILDING CODE AMENDMENT STATUS

Building Safety & Inspection Services staff are currently working to update the Boulder County Building Code Amendments to the 2018 International Codes by May of 2020. The current 2015 Boulder County Building Code Amendments are still in effect for all unincorporated Boulder County building permit applications received on or after January 1, 2017.

Boulder County Building Code

The Boulder County Building Code Amendments are adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. The Building Code Amendments apply to construction on properties located in the unincorporated portions of Boulder County (outside of the cities and towns).

Boulder County has updated the Building Codes to the latest 2015 editions. The current code is effective in unincorporated Boulder County for all building permit applications received on or after January 1, 2017.

The following publications shall hereby be adopted as the Boulder County Building Code by reference, with deletions and amendments as indicated:

  1. 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (the “IBC”), including specifically Appendix Chapters C, I, J and K;
  2. 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE (the “IRC”), including specifically Appendix Chapters E, F, H, R and S;
  3. 2015 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE (the “IEBC”);
  4. 2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE (the “IMC”);
  5. 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE (the “IPC”);
  6. 2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE (the “IFGC”);
  7. CURRENT VERSION ADOPTED BY THE COLORADO STATE ELECTRICAL BOARD OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE (the “NEC”);
  8. 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE (the “IECC”);
  9. 2015 INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE (the “IgCC”);
  10. 2015 INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL PERFORMANCE CODE (the “ICCPC”); and the
  11. 2015 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA CODE (the “ISPSC”);

all, except the NEC, as published by the International Code Council (ICC), 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795; and the NEC, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471; with additions, deletions and amendments as per the Boulder County Building Code Amendments.

Past Building Codes

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.

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