Building Codes

Adopted Codes

IBC 2018

2018 International Building Code (IBC), which is promulgated and published by the International Code Council (ICC). The IBC is revised and published in a three-year code cycle. It provides and establishes minimum standards and regulations for commercial building systems to safeguard the public health and safety in the built environment.

IRC 2018

2018 International Residential Code (IRC), which is promulgated and published by the International Code Council (ICC). The IRC is revised and published in a three-year code cycle. This comprehensive, stand-alone residential building code establishes minimum prescriptive standards and regulations for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses, including their accessory structures. This code is founded on principles intended to establish provisions consistent with the scope of a residential code that adequately protects public health, safety, and welfare; provisions that do not necessarily increase construction costs; provisions that do not restrict the use of new materials, products, or methods of construction.  

IEBC 2018

The 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) provides an alternative to an architect, building designer, contractor, or building owner in determining what is necessary for repairs, alterations, and additions to existing buildings. The IEBC encourages the use and reuse of existing buildings, while requiring reasonable upgrades and improvements. These upgrades and improvements, where applicable, are life-safety related and include the upgrading of fire protection systems, partial or complete enclosure of vertical openings, replacement of unsafe interior finishing, adequate means of egress, and improvements of accessibility, structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems.

Ordinance Changes, Synopsis, and Notes

Building Inspection Requests

When requesting inspections, please have the following information:
1. Address
2. Building Permit number (Permit number displays all information.)
3. Contractor name and phone number (if applicable)
4. Your name and phone number
5. Owner or builder name
6. Time and date when job will be ready
7. Type of inspection and location on jobsite if needed
8. Any instructions for entry or access

The inspector will not enter an occupied dwelling unless an adult or contractor is present and gives permission. When requesting an inspection for a furnace, air conditioner, or rooftop replacement, the electrical contractor must be included as part of the inspection request.