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Wellington, Colorado Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Wellington, CO adopts the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 33 inclusive and Appendix Chapter I. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-1-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-1-30.
  • The International Residential Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 43 inclusive and Appendix Chapters F, H, and M. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-2-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-2-30.
  • The International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 16 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-10-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-10-30.
  • The International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 8 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-9-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-9-30.
Helpful resources for Wellington, 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.

Wellington 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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2018 IRC(Wellington, CO ARTICLE 2 - International Residential Code)

...Footnotes: --- (2) --- Editor's note— Ord. No. 5-2019 , § 2, adopted June 25, 2019, effective August 1, 2019, repealed the former Art. 2, §§ 18-2-10—18-1-30, and enacted a new Art. 2 as set out herein. The former Art. 2 pertained to similar subject matter and derived...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Wellington ? Yes
Citation: Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-2-30.
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/co/wellington/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=CH18BURE_ART2INRECO_S18-2-30AM
Comments:

Table R301.2(1)
Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria

Ground
Snow
Load
Wind Design Seismic
Design
Category
Subject to Damage From Winter
Design
Temp
Ice
Barrier
Underlayment
Required
Flood
Hazard
Air
Freezing
Index
Mean
Annual
Temp
Speed
(V)
Topographic
effects
Weathering Frost Line
Depth
Termite
30 psf 115 No B Severe 30 in. Slight to Moderate 1 YES * 1,000 45°F

Comments

Wellington, CO adopts the International Residential Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 43 inclusive and Appendix Chapters F, H, and M. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-2-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-2-30.

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 2018 IRC.

Wellington, CO adopts the International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 8 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-9-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-9-30.

Commercial Building Code

Wellington 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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2018 IBC(Wellington, CO Sec. 18-1-10. - Adoption.)

...Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, Part 2, C.R.S., there is adopted as the building code of the Town, by reference thereto, the International Building Code, 2018 Edition, Chapters 1 through 33 inclusive and Appendix Chapter I, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478, to have the same force...

Comments

Wellington, CO adopts the International Building Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 33 inclusive and Appendix Chapter I. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-1-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-1-30.

Existing Buildings

Wellington, CO adopts the International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 16 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-10-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-10-30.

Other Building Codes

Wellington, CO also adopts the following codes:

  • The International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 13 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-3-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-3-30.
  • The International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 15 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-4-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-4-30.
  • The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 8 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-5-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-5-30.
  • The National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008 edition. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-6-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-6-30.
  • the International Fire Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 68 inclusive and appendices. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-7-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-7-30.
  • The International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 6, and Residential Provisions Chapters 1 through 6 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-8-10 (adopted) with amendments at § 18-8-30.
  • The International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2018 edition, Chapters 1 through 11 inclusive. Wellington, CO Muni. Code § 18-11-10 (adopted).