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Building Codes and Design Parameters

The City has adopted the following Building Codes with local amendments.  You may reference the various code sections by the Chapter listed in the City Municipal Code (eCode360)

Design Parameters for Architects and Engineers:

  • Ground Snow Load = 20
  • Wind Speed = 90 mph
  • Seismic Design Category = C
  • Frost Line Depth = 30”


The City has adopted the 2015 International Residential Code with amendments which will go into affect May 1, 2017. You may reference the code with the link below: 

Design Parameters for Architects and Engineers:

  • Ground Snow Load = 20
  • Wind Speed = 115 mph
  • Seismic Design Category = C
  • Frost Line Depth = 30”
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