Adopted Building Codes

Douglas County Building staff is preparing to adopt the 2018 International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy Conservation and Fire Codes with amendments.  If approved by the Douglas County Board of  Commissioners in late October, they would become effective November 1, 2019.

On July 24, 2018 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted amendments to the Douglas County Building Codes effective August 1, 2018.

  • 2017 National Electrical Code

On August 9, 2016 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted amendments to the Douglas County Building Codes effective Sept. 9, 2016.

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Wildfire Mitigation Standards (Exhibit B)

On July 12, 2016 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) as amended as Ordinance No. O-016-001.

On July 21, 2015 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted amendments to the following Douglas County Building Codes effective July 21, 2015.

  • Colorado Safety Code for Elevators & Escalators
  • Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chair Lifts