Proposed 2015 Code Adoption

A primary responsibility of the Routt County Building Department is to ensure that structures built throughout the County are built safely. This is done through inspection and code enforcement activity using Internationally-adopted standards. These include the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Existing Building Code and International Energy Conservation Code and the state-adopted 2017 National Electrical Code.

These codes provide the foundation that design professionals, builders and tradespeople use in designing and building residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The codes come from years of expert-level dialogue and input and each code is periodically refreshed to reflect enhancements and changing practices.

Routt County is seeking to update the building code to adopt the 2015 International Building Code. This is the latest International Code available and its adoption would help ensure that all structures built in the County are built to standards reflecting the latest technologies and practices. 
 Routt County Building Department is currently scheduled to meet with each of the below entities to review our current recommended 2015 Building Code Adoption with a Effective Date of January 1st, 2018.
Steamboat Springs City Council Meeting: 2nd Reading to Approve September 19th, 2017
Routt County Board of County Commissioners Meeting: First Reading to Approve September 19th, 2017
Town of Oak Creek Meeting: October 12th, 2017
Town of Yampa: Meeting to be scheduled for October 2017

Please feel free to contact the Routt County Building Department with any questions or concerns about the Code Adoption process. Routt 
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