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Westcliffe, Colorado Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Westcliffe, CO adopts the following codes:

  • The International Building Code, 2006 edition.
  • The International Residential Code, 2006 edition, including Appendix E.
  • The International Existing Buildings Code, 2006 edition.

Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-2-1 (adopted) with amendments at § 3-2-2.

  • The Uniform Code for the Abatement Dangerous Buildings. Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-3-1 (adopted).
Helpful resources for Westcliffe, 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.

Westcliffe adopted the 2006 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: no

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Westcliffe ? No
Citation: Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-2-2.
Municipal Code https://search.plrb.org/?DN=72573
Comments:

Section R301.2 (1)

Ground Snow Load= 50 psf

Wind Speed= 110 mph

Seismic Design Cat= Exposure C

Weathering= Severe

Frost Line Depth= 40 inches

Termite= N/A

Winter Design Temp= -10°

Ice Barrier Underlayment= NO

Flood Hazards= 8/13/1976

Air Freezing Index= 2000-3000

MeanAnnual Temp= 40°

Comments

Westcliffe, CO adopts the International Residential Code, 2006 edition, including Appendix E. Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-2-1 (adopted) with amendments at § 3-2-2.

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 2006 IRC.

Westcliffe, CO adopts the Uniform Code for the Abatement Dangerous Buildings. Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-3-1 (adopted).

Commercial Building Code

Westcliffe adopted the 2006 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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Comments

Westcliffe, CO adopts the International Building Code, 2006 edition. Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-2-1 (adopted) with amendments at § 3-2-2.

Existing Buildings

Westcliffe, CO adopts the following codes:

  • The International Existing Buildings Code, 2006 edition. Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-2-1 (adopted) with amendments at § 3-2-2.
  • The Uniform Code for the Abatement Dangerous Buildings. Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-3-1 (adopted).

Other Building Codes

Westcliffe, CO also adopts the following codes:

  • The International Mechanical Code, 2006 edition.
  • The International Fire Code, 2006 edition.
  • The International Energy Conservation Code, 2006 edition.

Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-2-1 (adopted) with amendments at § 3-2-2.

  • The State of Colorado Model Plumbing Code. Westcliffe, CO Muni. Code § 3-4-1 (adopted).