Currently Adopted Building Code
As of January 15, 2020, The Town of Breckenridge is following these Code Standards
THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, 2018 EDITION
THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, 2018 EDITION, INCLUDING APPENDIX F AND K
THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, 2018 EDITION INCLUDING APPENDIX;
THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, 2018 EDITION, INCLUDING APPENDIX A;
THE INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, 2018 EDITION, INCLUDING APPENDIX A AND B;
THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, 2018 EDITION;
THE INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, 2018 EDITION;
THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, 2017 EDITION;
THE ICC ELECTRICAL CODE – ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS, 2006 EDITION;
THE UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS, 1997 EDITION.
These are the adopted amendments to all of the above codes. To access these amendments please see our Amendment Package.
The Town of Breckenridge will have a grace period for the following codes through June 30th, 2020
Sections of the International Residential Code, 2012 Edition, including Appendix Chapters F, G and K 2012 IRC, and (ii)
The International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 Edition,
A. Table N1102.1.1 (IECC R402.1.1), Fenestration U-Factor column, is amended to read 0.35 for Climate Zone 7 and 8.
B. Table N1102.1.1 (IECC R402.1.1), footnote d, is amended to read as follows:
C. Table N1102.1.1 footnote d. R-10 shall be required under the entire heated slab.
D. Table N1102.1.1 (R4202.1.1), "Insulation and Fenestration Requirements by Component," is amended by adding a footnote (j) to ‘WOOD FRAME WALL R – VALUE/CLIMATE ZONE 7 and 8 to read as follows:
(j) Continuous wall insulation is not required where the wall cavity is insulated with a minimum R-23 blown or sprayed insulation and the reductions in roof ceiling insulation permitted by N1102.1.1 (R402.2.1) and N1102.2.2 (R402.2.20) are not used.
E. N1102.2.9 is amended to read as follows:
N1102.2.9 Slab-on-grade floors with a floor surface less than 40 inches below grade shall be insulated in accordance with Table N1102.1.1. The insulation shall extend downward from the top of the slab on the outside or inside of the foundation wall. Insulation located below grade shall be extended the distance provided in Table N1102.2.2 by any combination of vertical insulation, insulation extending under the slab or insulation extending out from the building. Insulation extending away from the building shall be protected by pavement or by a minimum of 10 inches of soil.
F. Section 1188.8.131.52 (R402.4.1.2) is amended to add the following Exception:
Exception: Homes that have been inspected by an approved third party, verifying that air barriers and air sealing has been installed in accordance with sections 3 and 5 of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev.07), Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist.
Building codes are not available electronically however International Code Council website has all the applicable adopted code books available for purchase.
The Building Division is at (970) 453-3180 for any Code questions as well.