The City is adopting 2018 International Code Council (ICC) Codes as an update to the current 2006 ICC Codes that serve as the City's Building Regulations. The codes will remain on file in the Office of the City Clerk for 90 days prior to adoption.
Contact the City Clerk's Office to view the ICC Codes that will be adopted. A copy of the adoption ordinance, with amendments, is attached to this announcement and will also be available in the Office of the City Clerk.
View the Ordinances online by clicking the links below:
ICC Building Regulation Adoption Ordinance
ICC Fire Code Adoption Ordinance
Why is updating this code important?
The International Codes are developed with several goals in mind: safeguard public health, safety and welfare and provide for the safety of firefighters/emergency responders. ICC's codes are drafted and updated by code officials and building professionals, meaning that cost-saving building innovations and new sustainable materials are incorporated into the codes as they are updated.
Updated codes not only save lives but save money:
- Codes enhance economic development thru the utilization of state- of-the art technology in materials research, design and construction practices, and risks/hazards to the public in buildings and structures.
- Codes streamline the building regulatory system through a single family of codes that brings consistency and compatibility to multiple layers of requirements existing at the international, federal, state and local levels.
- Building codes minimize long term costs, meaning that when disaster strikes, building sustain less damage and the costs associated with rebuilding, lost productivity, human life - are minimized.
- Energy efficiency represents cost savings that pay for themselves several times over - and updating codes means achieving the latest standards in energy efficiency.
- Building and fire safety codes are a small price to pay when it comes to protecting the lives of loved ones.
- Water is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity, especially in rural and developing areas. Plumbing and green codes ensure water isn't wasted, saving on water bills and sparing needed infrastructure.
- Structures built to code are built right the first time. No costs for endless renovations or repairs, which often disrupt productivity in the home or workplace.
- Building to energy efficient and green codes can qualify both contractors and building owners for special tax incentives, often offsetting costs for improvements that are already money-saving long-term.