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Monte Vista, Colorado Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Monte Vista, CO adopts the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2003 edition, including all appendices and tables. Monte Vista, CO Muni. Code § 14-1-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 14-1-30.
  • The International Residential Code, 2003 edition, including all appendices and tables. Monte Vista, CO Muni. Code § 14-2-10 (adopted).
Helpful resources for Monte Vista, 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.

Monte Vista adopted the 2003 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 the adoption without amendment to the model code here.

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2003 IRC(Monte Vista, CO Sec. 14-2-10. - Adoption.)

...31, Article 16, Part 2, C.R.S., there is adopted as the building code of the City, by reference thereto, the International Residential Code, 2003 edition, together with all appendices and tables thereto, published by the International Code Council, Inc., 5360 South Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601-2298, to have the same force and effect as if...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: no

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Monte Vista ? Undetermined

Comments

Monte Vista, CO adopts the International Residential Code, 2003 edition, including all appendices and tables. Monte Vista, CO Muni. Code § 14-2-10 (adopted).

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.

Refer to Appendix J of the adopted 2003 IRC.

Commercial Building Code

Monte Vista adopted the 2003 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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2003 IBC(Monte Vista, CO Sec. 14-1-10. - Adoption.)

...Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, Part 2, C.R.S., there is adopted as the building code of the City, by reference thereto, the International Building Code, 2003 edition, together with all appendices and tables thereto, published by the International Code Council, 523 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls Church, Virginia, 22041, to have the same force and effect...

Comments

Monte Vista, CO adopts the International Building Code, 2003 edition, including all appendices and tables. Monte Vista, CO Muni. Code § 14-1-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 14-1-30.

Existing Buildings

Refer to Chapter 34 of the adopted 2003 IBC.

Other Building Codes

Monte Vista, CO also adopts the following codes:

  • The Colorado Plumbing Code as adopted and amended from time to time by the State of Colorado. Monte Vista, CO Muni. Code § 14-3-10 (adopted).
  • The International Mechanical Code, 2003 edition, including all appendices and tables. Monte Vista, CO Muni. Code § 14-4-10 (adopted).
  • The International Energy Conservation Code, 2006 edition. Monte Vista, CO Muni. Code § 14-5-10 (adopted).