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Commerce City, Colorado Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Commerce City, CO adopted the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters C, E, F, G, H, I, and J. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4100 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4101.
  • The International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters H, J, K, and M. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4200 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4201.
  • The International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapter B. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4300 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4301.
  • The International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapter A. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4400 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4401.
Helpful resources for Commerce City, 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.

Commerce City 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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See Muni. Code(Commerce City, CO DIVISION 2. - INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE)

...Footnotes: --- (5) --- Editor's note— Ord. No. 2480 , § 2(Exh. A), adopted May 15, 2023, repealed the former Div. 2, §§ 5-4200, 5-4201, and enacted a new Div. 1 as set out herein. The former Div. 1 pertained to similar subject matter and derived from Ord. No. 1899...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Commerce City ? No
Citation: Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4201 (amendments).
Municipal Code library.municode.com/co/commerce_city/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH5BUBURE_ARTIVINCO_DIV2INRECO_S5-4201AM
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Commerce City, CO Design Criteria.

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Commerce City, CO adopts the International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters H, J, K, and M. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4200 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4201.

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.

Commerce City, CO adopts the International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapter A. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4400 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4401.

Commercial Building Code

Commerce City 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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2021 IBC(Commerce City, CO Sec. 5-4501. - Adoption of Appendix K of the International Building Code.)

...The City of Commerce City adopts Appendix K of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) as the electrical administrative provisions, save and except such amendments as set forth in this article. The 2021 IBC, including Appendix K, is available to view for free on the International Code Council's website. (Ord...

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Commerce City, CO adopts the International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters C, E, F, G, H, I, and J. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4100 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4101.

Existing Buildings

Commerce City, CO adopts the International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapter B. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4300 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4301.

Other Building Codes

Commerce City, CO also adopts the following codes:

  • The National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017 edition. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4500 (adopted).
  • The International Electrical Code Administrative Provisions, 2006 edition. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4501 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4502.
  • The International Private Sewage Disposal Code, 2012 edition. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4600 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4601.
  • The International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters B, C, D, and E. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4602 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4603.
  • The International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapter A. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4700 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4701.
  • The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters A, B, and C. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4800 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4801.
  • The International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 edition. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-4900 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-4901.
  • The International Fire Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, K, L, M, and N. Commerce City, CO Muni. Code § 5-41000 (adopted) with amendments at § 5-41001.