Codes and Design Criteria

  1. Building Codes
  2. Municipal Codes
  3. Snow Loads
  4. Wind Loads
  5. Seismic
  6. Soils
  7. Flood Hazards
  8. Rainfall
  9. Climate Zone
  10. Weathering
  11. Termite
  12. Winter Design
  13. Ice Shield Underlayment
  14. Air Freezing Index
  15. Mean Annual Temp

Building Codes

  • Adopted Building Codes

    Effective July 1, 2023:

    • 2021 International Building Code, including appendices C & J
    • 2021 International Residential Code, including appendix AQ
      • Except residential provisions of Chapter 11, Energy Efficiency. 
    • 2021 International Plumbing Code
    • 2021 International Mechanical Code
    • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
    • 2020 National Electrical Code issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
    • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (residential)
    • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (commercial)
    • 2021 International Existing Building Code
    • 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa
    • 2006 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
    • Manufactured Home:
      • Subsection 15A-2-104(2), the HUD Code
      • Subsection 15A-2-104(1), Appendix AE of the 2021 International Residential Code
      • Subsection 15A-2-104(1), 2005 NFPA 225 Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard, issued by the NFPA
    • Historic Buildings:
      • Subsection (3) for standard guidelines pertaining to plaster on a historic property, as defined in Section 9-8-302, the US Department of the Interior Secretary's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
    • Adopted per the Utah Code, Title 15A - State Construction and Fire Codes Act 
    • Consistent with Title 65A, Chapter 8, Management of Forest Lands and Fire Control, the Legislature adopts the 2006 edition of the Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code, issued by the International Code Council, with the alternatives or amendments approved by the Utah Division of Forestry, as a construction code that may be adopted by a local compliance agency by local ordinance or other similar action as a local amendment to the codes listed in this section, and Statewide Amendments are incorporated as Part of the State Construction Code.