Adopted Building Codes

The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners approved the adoption of the 2018 International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy Conservation and Fire Codes with amendments on Nov. 12, 2019.  The adopted codes will become effective on Jan. 1, 2020.  

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 Nov. 12, 2019, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted amendments to the Douglas County Building Codes effective Jan. 1, 2020. 

  • 2018 International Building Code (Exhibit A)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (Exhibit A)
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code (Exhibit A)
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (Exhibit A)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (Exhibit A)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (Exhibit A)
  • Wildfire Mitigation Standards (Exhibit B)
  • Standards for Water Supplies for Rural Fire Fighting (Exhibit C)
  • Installation Standards for Potable Water Storage Tanks and Cisterns for Domestic Use is – 22-98 (Exhibit D)
  • 2018 IBC Appendix O – Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems Access, Pathways and Spacing Requirements (Exhibit E)
  • Reference 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (Exhibit F)

On Nov. 12, 2019, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) as amended as Ordinance No. O-019-002.

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