Current Versions of Adopted Codes

Building Codes

2012 International Building Code published by the International Code Council. Local amendments and additions are found in Section 150.017, Modifications by the City to the 2012 International Building Code.

NOTE: In addition to the referenced standards found in Chapter 35 of the International Building Code the following documents are adopted by reference:

  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code;
  • 2012 International Fire Code;
  • ICC A117.1-2009  for Accessibility;
  • ICC 300-2012 for Bleachers, Folding and Telescoping Seating and Grandstands
  • ACI 318-2011  for Structural Concrete;
  • ACI 530-2011, ASCE 5-2011, TMS 402-2011 for Masonry Structures;
  • AISI S100-07/SI-2010, S200-2007, S211-2007, S211-2007, S212-2007, S213-2007/SI-10, S214-2007, S230-2007, AISC 360-2010, ASCE 7-2010 for steel;  
  • ASCE/SEI 7-2010 for loadings;
  • AF&PA NDS-2012, ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2008, APA and TPI 1 for wood
  • NFPA 13-2010; 13R-2010; and 13D-2010 for sprinklers.

2012 International Residential Code published by the International Code Council. Local amendments and additions are found in Section 150.002, Modifications by the City to the 2012 International Residential Code.

2012 International Existing Building Code published by the International Code Council. Local amendments are found in Section 150.061, Modifications by the City to the Existing Building Code.

2012 International Mechanical Code published by the International Code Council. Local amendments and additions are found in Section 150.031, Modifications by the City to the Mechanical Code.

2012 International Fuel Gas Code published by the International Code Council. Local amendments and additions are found in Section 150.032, Modifications by the City to the Fuel Gas Code.

2012 International Property Maintenance Code published by the International Code Council. Local amendments and additions are found in Section 150.096, Modifications by the City to the Property Maintenance Code.

2011 National Electrical Code published by the National Fire Protection Association. Local amendments and additions are found in Section 55.034, Modifications by the City to the Electrical Code.

2009 Uniform Plumbing Code published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. Local amendments and additions are found in Section 121.002, Modifications by the City to the Plumbing Code.

To purchase copies of International codes, visit the ICC store at www.iccsafe.org.


Floodplain

Chapter 156 - regulates and restricts uses and property in the floodplain by requiring that buildings be constructed to resist flood damage and to guide future development away from flood hazard areas. The City has participated in the National Flood Insurance Program as a regular member since 1979.


Zoning

Chapter 160 - the legal device used for implementing the city’s land use of buildings and land for trade, industry, residence or other purposes by controlling the height, bulk, open spaces, and population density.