Adopted Codes

Building and fire codes protect public health, safety, and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. Ordinance 067-12 is now in effect and adopts parts of the 2021 International Building Code, among others. The following tables outline the major differences between the 2015 and 2021 codes. Read Ordinance 067-12.

Code Listing

Current Adopted Codes
International Building Code, 2021 Edition
International Existing Building Code, 2021 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code, 2021 Edition
International Plumbing Code, 2021 Edition
National Electrical Code, 2020 Edition
International Mechanical Code, 2021 Edition
International Residential Code, 2021 Edition
International Fire Code, 2021 Edition
International Property Maintenance Code, 2021 Edition
International Pool & Spa Code, 2021 Edition

International Building Code

Code SectionRecent Code Changes
202Definition of Change of Occupancy. 
306.2F-1 Occupancy Classification. 
306.7Accessible toilet and bathing rooms | All single-occupancy toilets must be gender-neutral. 
411.5Puzzle Room Exists | Sets exit standards for Puzzle rooms.
424Play Structures | Regulates Materials for Play Structures inside buildings. 
707.5 Enclosure of exit Passageways | You can now install a fire-rated top without extending to the underside of the roof deck.

Exterior Wall Coverings and envelopes | When significant portions of a building's exterior wall coverings or wall envelope are changed, they must comply with new requirements.
1006.3.4Single Exit Stories | For single exit stories, the travel distance limits are now based on the exit access travel distance as opposed to the common path of egress travel.
1008.2.1 Stairway illumination. Stairway illumination has increased from one-foot- candle to ten-foot-candles.  

Accessible Design Compliance | Accessible Building has been updated from the 2009 edition to the 2017 edition.

International Residential Code

Code SectionRecent Code Changes
R302.2Townhouses | Defines common walls and fire-blocking requirements. 
R302.5 Dwelling Garage Opening Protection | Doors between the garage and residence must be self-closing and self-latching. 
R308.4.5 Glazing and wet surfaces | Glass near tubs, showers and pools must be safety glass.
R310.1 Emergency escape and rescue opening required| Opening in occupied basement and attic spaces must have a minimal path of 36” to a public way.
R315.2.2 Carbon Monoxide Alarms |  Where alterations, repairs, or additions requiring a permit occur, the individual dwelling unit shall be equipped with a carbon monoxide alarm located as required for new dwellings.
G2447.2 Commercial Cooking Appliances prohibited | Appliances labeled for use in Commercial Occupancies only shall not be installed in a domestic kitchen.
P2503.5.1 Drain, Waste, and Vent Testing | Head pressure for a water test drain, waste, and vents systems has increased from 5 feet to 10 feet. 
E3601.8 Emergency Service Disconnects | Service conductors must have a labeled emergency disconnect. 
E3606.5 Service Surge Protection Device | Whole house surge protection.  

International Plumbing Code

Code SectionRecent Code Changes
403.1.1Fixture Quantity Calculations for Multiple user Facilities | Multiple – User Facility serving all genders.  
403.2Multiple User Non-separated Toilet Facilities | Separated facilities are not required when certain requirements are met.  

International Mechanical Code

Code SectionRecent Code Changes
502.20Manicure and Pedicure Station Exhaust System | Requires Exhaust System must operate continuously while space is occupied.  
602.2.1.8Pipe and Duct insulation within Plenums | Must have a flame index of less than 25 and a smoke index of not more than 50. 
801.21 Blocked vent switch for oil-fired appliances | If the vent is blocked, it will turn off the appliance.  

International Fuel Gas Code

Code SectionRecent Code Changes
503.8 Venting System Terminal Clearances | Places all vent clearances into a single table.  
632.2 Commercial Cooking Appliances | Commercial Appliances cannot be used in residential applications unless listed for both.

International Property Maintenance Code

The 2021 International Property Maintenance Code provides requirements for the continued use and maintenance of building elements, site conditions, swimming pools, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems in existing residential and nonresidential structures.

Permit Fee Schedule

Job ValuationPermit Fee
$2,000 or less$50.00
$2,001 to $10,000$75.00 for the first $1,000, plus $6 for each additional $1,000  
$10,001 to $50,000  $123.00 for the first $10,000, plus $7 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof  
$50,001 to $100,000  $403 for the first $50,000 plus, $6 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof  
$100,001 to $150,000  $703 for the first $100,000, plus $5.50 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof  
$150,001 to $200,000  $978.00 for the first $150,000, plus $5.50 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof  
$200,001 to $500,000  $1,253.00 for the first $200,000, plus $6 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof  
$500,001 and up  $3,053.00 for the first $500,000, plus $5.50 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof 

Other Permit Fees

Permit TypePermit Fee
Banner Permit (7 Days)$5.00
Banner Permit (14 Days)$10.00
Conditional Use PErmit$300.00
Construction Board of Appeals$300.00
Perm. Power Inspection Fee (Commercial)$40.00

New Fees

Permit TypePermit Fee
Mobile Food Unit Inspection Fee$75.00
Trade Permits (If associated with the General Contractor's or Home Builder's Building Permit)$50.00 plus $15.00 issuance fee