Safford, Arizona Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Safford, AZ adopts the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.10.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.10.020.
  • The International Residential Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.12.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.12.020.

 

 

Helpful resources for Safford, Arizona include the following.

Residential Building Code

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

Safford adopted the 2015 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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2018 IRC(Safford, AZ Sec. 15.12.010. - Adoption of International Residential Code.)

...The 2015 International Residential Code, as amended, is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated herein as fully as if set out at length in this Code. (Code 1999, § 15.12.010; Ord. No. O17-013 , § 1, 6-26-2017) State Law reference—...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Safford ? No
Citation: Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.08.010.
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/az/safford/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT15BUCO_CH15.08ADINBUCO_15.08.010AD
Comments:

Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria

•  Ground Snow Load — 0

•  Wind Design

◦  Speed — 115 mph

◦  Topographic Effects — No

◦  Special Wind Region — No

◦  Wind-borne Debris Zone — No

•  Seismic Design Category — C

•  Subject to Damage From

◦  Weathering — Negligible

◦  Frost Line Depth – 0.5"

◦  Termite — Moderate to Heavy

•  Winter Design Temp – 32°

•  Ice Barrier Underlayment Required — No

•  Flood Hazards — No

•  Air Freezing Index — 1500 or Less

•  Mean Annual Temp — 62.5°

Comments

Safford, AZ adopts the International Residential Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.12.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.12.020.

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.

There is no mention of the adoption of Appendix J of the 2015 IRC.

Commercial Building Code

Safford adopted the 2015 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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2018 IBC(Safford, AZ Sec. 15.12.010. - Adoption of International Residential Code.)

...The 2015 International Residential Code, as amended, is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated herein as fully as if set out at length in this Code. (Code 1999, § 15.12.010; Ord. No. O17-013 , § 1, 6-26-2017) State Law reference—...

Comments

Safford, AZ adopts the International Building Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.10.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.10.020.

Existing Buildings

Safford, AZ adopts the International Existing Building Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.08.010 (adoption).

Other Building Codes

Safford, AZ also adopts the following codes:

  • The International Fire Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.14.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.14.020.
  • The International Plumbing Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.16.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.16.020.
  • The National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), 2014 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.20.010 (adoption).
  • The International Mechanical Code, 2015 edition. Safford, AZ Muni. Code § 15.24.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.24.020.
  • The International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 edition. Stafford, AZ Muni. Codes § 15.26.010 (adoption) with amendments at § 15.26.020.