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Columbine Valley, Colorado Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

No adopting ordinance was found on the city website and the municipal code is out of date; however, the city Building Code page shows the adopted codes are the 2018 IRC, 2018 IBC, and 2020 NEC. Columbine Valley, CO, “Building Codes.” Columbine Valley Building Department. Accessed October 27, 2023. https://columbinevalley.org/building-codes/.

Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.08 (adoption and amendments). Note that the municipal code is out of date and the city building codes page shows that Columbine Valley adopted the 2018 edition. Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC). Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.08 (adoption and amendments). Note that the municipal code is out of date and the city building codes page shows that Columbine Valley adopted the 2018 edition. No adoption of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) was found in the municipal code or city website; however, the 2018 IBC includes references to the IEBC in section 101.4.7 (existing building).  

Helpful resources for Columbine Valley, Colorado include the following.

Residential Building Code

Colorado has yet to adopt a statewide residential code. Local laws will control.See PLRB, Colorado Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Columbine Valley adopted the 2018 IRC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Columbine Valley ? Yes
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Columbine Valley, Colorado, "Ice barrier shall be used on the eave edge for all new roof tear-offs. The ice barrier shall extend 24 inches from the exterior wall." Columbine Valley, CO, “Building Codes.” Columbine Valley Building Department. Accessed October 27, 2023. https://columbinevalley.org/building-codes/.

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Zapata-Diaz Bonnie Building Official bzapata-diaz@columbinevalley.org 303-795-1434 8 a.m.–1 p.m. or by appointment until 4 p.m.

Comments

Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.08 (adoption and amendments) and Columbine Valley, CO, “Building Codes.” Columbine Valley Building Department. Accessed October 27, 2023. https://columbinevalley.org/building-codes/. Note that the municipal code is out of date and the city building codes page shows that Columbine Valley adopted the 2018 edition.

Existing Buildings

Existing buildings, meaning buildings that were built in accordance to code at the time of construction, typically merit extra consideration in a current updated code.

No adoption of Appendix J was found in the municipal code or city website. 

No adoption of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) was found in the municipal code or city website; however, the 2018 IBC includes references to the IEBC in section 101.4.7 (existing building).

Commercial Building Code

Columbine Valley adopted the 2018 IBC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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Comments

Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC). Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.08 (adoption and amendments). Note that the municipal code is out of date and the city building codes page shows that Columbine Valley adopted the 2018 edition. Columbine Valley, CO, “Building Codes.” Columbine Valley Building Department. Accessed October 27, 2023. https://columbinevalley.org/building-codes/

Existing Buildings

No adoption of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) was found in the municipal code or city website; however, the 2018 IBC includes references to the IEBC in section 101.4.7 (existing building).  

Other Building Codes

Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code. Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.12 (adoption and amendments). Note that the municipal code is out of date and no adoption ordinance was found; however, the city building codes page shows that Columbine Valley adopted the 2020 edition. Columbine Valley, CO, “Building Codes.” Columbine Valley Building Department. Accessed October 27, 2023. https://columbinevalley.org/building-codes/.

Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Plumbing Code. Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.16 (adoption and amendments). Note that the adoption is as referenced in section 101.4 of the 2018 IBC. 
Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Fire Code. Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.20 (adoption and amendments). Note that the adoption is as referenced in section 101.4 of the 2018 IBC. 
Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Mechanical Code. Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.24 (adoption and amendments). Note that the adoption is as referenced in section 101.4 of the 2018 IBC. 
Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code. Columbine Valley, CO, Muni. Code §15.28 (adoption and amendments). Note that the adoption is as referenced in section 101.4 of the 2018 IBC.
Columbine Valley, Colorado, adopted the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code. Note that the adoption is as referenced in section 101.4 of the 2018 IBC. 

Also, note that the state requires all local jurisdictions and government agencies that adopt codes to require codes that are equivalent or more stringent than the state Electrical, Fuel/Gas, and Plumbing codes. Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 31-15-602 (energy-efficient building codes), Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-115-107 (electrical), and Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-155-106 (fuel/gas and plumbing codes).