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Codes and Standards

Effective Codes - February 17, 2014

All construction within the City of Fort Collins shall comply with following adopted codes adopted by City Council, February 4, 2014:

  • 2012 International Building Code with local Amendments
  • 2012 International Residential Code with local Amendments
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code with local Amendments
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code with local Amendments
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code with local Amendments
  • 2009 International Plumbing Code
  • 2011 National Electric Code
  • Accessibility: State Law CRS 9-5 & ICCA117.1-2009
  • Snow Load - Live Load: 30 PSF / Ground Snow Load: 30 PSF
  • Frost Depth: 30 inches
  • Wind Load: 100 MPH - 3-Second Gust
  • Seismic Design Category B

Energy Code Compliance

All projects (except single-family and tenant finishes) require a pre-submittal code review meeting with Building Services. For questions and to schedule this meeting call 970-416-2341 or 970-416-2640.

Multifamily Residential (apartment/condo 3 stories max)

2012 IECC

Single-family

2012 IRC Chapter 11.

See the energy code requirements checklist

Three Ways to Comply:

  1. Prescriptive Method
  2. Total UA Alternative (REScheck / COMcheck); calculated using 2012 IECC
  3. SPA (Simulated Performance Alternative - performance rating). Current approved program is HERS

Work Exempt from Permit Requirements

For questions regarding Zoning, please call 970-416-2745.
For questions regarding Contractor Licensing, call 970-416-2740.