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Summit County, Colorado Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

After researching, we were unable to locate the building code adoption ordinance.

All Electrical Permits issued After August 1st 2023 will be inspected for compliance to the 2023 NEC.

Summit County, CO adopts the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters C and J.
  • The International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices F, K, and Q.
  • The International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition.
  • The Uniform Code for Building Conservation, 1997 edition, including Appendix Chapter 3.
  • The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 edition.

Summit County, CO Resolution No. 2019-044 Exhibit A § 2 (adopted) with amendments at Exhibit A § 3.

Helpful resources for Summit County, 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.

Summit County 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 Summit County ? Yes
Citation: Summit County, CO Resolution No. 2019-044 Exhibit A § 3.
Municipal Code https://www.co.summit.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/28184/PH-A2-Final-2018-ICC-amendment-package#page=14
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After researching, we were unable to locate the building code adoption ordinance.

Summit County, CO adopts the International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices F, K, and Q. Summit County, CO Resolution No. 2019-044 Exhibit A § 2 (adopted) with amendments at Exhibit A § 3.

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.

After researching, we were unable to locate the building code adoption ordinance.

Summit County, CO adopts the Uniform Code for Building Conservation, 1997 edition, including Appendix Chapter 3. Summit County, CO Resolution No. 2019-044 Exhibit A § 2 (adopted) with amendments at Exhibit A § 3.

There is no mention of the adoption of Appendix J of the 2018 IRC.

Commercial Building Code

Summit County 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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After researching, we were unable to locate the building code adoption ordinance.

Summit County, CO adopts the International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters C and J. Summit County, CO Resolution No. 2019-044 Exhibit A § 2 (adopted) with amendments at Exhibit A § 3.

Existing Buildings

After researching, we were unable to locate the building code adoption ordinance.

Summit County, CO adopts the International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition. Summit County, CO Resolution No. 2019-044 Exhibit A § 2 (adopted) with amendments at Exhibit A § 3.

Other Building Codes

After researching, we were unable to locate the building code adoption ordinance.

Summit County, CO also adopts the following codes:

  • The International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix A.
  • The International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition.
  • The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 edition, including Appendices A and B.
  • The International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 edition.
  • The ICC Electrical Code – Administrative Provisions, 2000 edition.
  • The International Swimming Pool and Spa code, 2018 edition.

Summit County, CO Resolution No. 2019-044 Exhibit A § 2 (adopted) with amendments at Exhibit A § 3.