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Building Code, Policies, and Guides

The building code for the City and County of Denver is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code, NFPA code 72 (National Fire Protection Association) and the 2009 Series of I-Codes. 

Building code policies provide detailed descriptions of how to handle certain situations that are not clearly addressed within the Denver amendments or within the current codes.

The current Denver Building Code (PDF) (Revised September 2012) contains all amendments to the adopted building codes and fire codes.   The codes are amended to address the specific needs within the City and County of Denver.   

You may purchase a copy of the codes developed by the International Code Council (ICC).  For more information please visit the ICC site. Please note that this site is not a part of Denvergov.org.   

The following archived Denver Building Code Amendments are available for download:

Referenced Code Section   Key Words
ADMIN 120A   Classification of Licenses, Registrations and Certificates
ADMIN 120B   Modular Cold Storage Room Contractors
ADMIN 130.2A   Residential Excavation and Shoring
ADMIN 130.2B   Third Party Roofing Inspections
ADMIN 131   Permit Application and Issuance
ADMIN 131.2   Alternative Permitting for Expedited Construction
ADMIN 131.3   Owner Occupier (Homeowner) Permits
ADMIN 132A  

Permitting Construction Completed Without Permits

ADMIN 132B   Temporary Outdoor Stages
  Temporary Occupancies
  Groundwater Remediation  Equipment Shelters
ADMIN 132.2   Mail and Fax Procedures
ADMIN 133   Electrical Plan Review Requirements
ADMIN 133.3   Setback Verification
ADMIN 134   Building Permit Application Requirements for Temporary Buildings
ADMIN 138   Permit and Inspection Fees
ADMIN 142.2   Home Occupation
IBC 310.3   Residential and Personal Care, Assisted Living

IBC 709.9

  Gas Fired Heating in R-1 and R-2
IBC 1004.1a   Maximum Floor Area Allowances Per Occupant Within Marijuana Plant Husbandry Operations
IBC1008.1.9   Locking and Securing of Egress Doors
IBC 1014.3   Tenant Finish of Existing Office Buildings
IBC 1507   Porch, Patio and Group U Roofing
IBC 1704   Special Inspector Qualification
IBC 3003.2   Pressurized Hoistways
IBC 3103   Temporary Fabric Structures - Tents, canopies and Air Inflated Structures
IBC 3303   Demolition or Building Moving Permits
IBC 3307.1.1     Notification Prior to Excavation, Demolition or Relocation
IBC 3408A   Occupancy Conformance - Change in Use Within the Same Occupancy Group or Change in Occupancy
IBC 3408B   Change in Occupancy or Use - Procedures for Obtaining a New Certificate of Occupancy
IBC H106   Permitting Procedures for Electric and Neon Signs
IECC 505   Lighting and Metering Requirements
IMC 301.4   Waste Oil Heaters
IMC 507   Commercial Hoods and Ventilation Requirements
IRC 305   Basement Remodeling in Single Family Homes
IRC 401.4   Residential Soils Tests and Geotechnical Investigation Reports
IRC405.1   Subsoil Drainage Systems
IRC M2301   Solar Energy System Permits
IRC H101   Patio Covers
IRC N101.2.1   Residential Energy Rating Program
IRC R302.2   Extending Stories in IRC Townhouses
NEC 590   NEC 590 Temporary Power
NEC 590.4   Cable installation for temporary special events
NEC 705   Distributed Resources Generating Systems

The following guides are available for download in PDF format:

Commercial Permitting Handbook Guideline of requirements for commercial projects
Administrative Modification Request Application information and supplemental guidelines
Restaurant Guide An overview of Denver's approval process for new restaurants (includes Restaurant Plan Review Application Template)
Concept Phase Overview A brief overview of the Concept Phase of Plan Review
Concept Phase Submittal Checklist Submittal checklist for the Concept Phase
Formal Phase Overview A brief overview of the Formal Phase of Plan Review
Formal Phase Submittal Checklsit for Site Plans Submittal checklist for the Formal Phase
Final Recordation Phase Overview A brief overview of the Final Recordation Phase of Plan Review
Plan Amendments Guide How to apply for an amendment to an approved plan 
PUD/PBG Site Plan Rules and Regulations The process and requirements for site plan review of Planned Unit Developments Planned Building Groups
Total Demolition Guide Step-by step procedures for demolition of residential and commercial structures. 

Building Code Appeals

To appeal a decision made regarding the building code, you must apply to the Board of Appeals.
The Board of Appeals is responsible for reviewing:

  • Appeals of administrative decisions
  • New methods or products
  • Plan correction notices
  • Written orders and opinions of a building code official regarding the building code

Learn more about the Board of Appeals.

 
News and Updates

Electrical Code Notice

UPDATED: On July 27, 2015--the Colorado State Electrical Board decided to proceed with enforcement of NEC 690.12, Rapid Shutdown for PV systems on Buildings, starting August 1, 2015. The City and County of Denver will follow the state’s lead and will begin enforcement of NEC 690.12 on August 1st, 2015. Questions? Contact Carol Pafford at carol.pafford@denvergov.org.

 

2015 Code Adoption

As part of Denver’s upcoming adoption of the 2015 international codes for building and fire safety, city officials have been leading a public process to identify any potential Denver-specific amendments to the codes. Adoption of the codes will bring Denver regulations in line with the latest building safety standards worldwide. 

Adoption process update: The code and amendments will be considered by City Council's Safety and Well-being Committee on February 16, 2016. 

Planning a Project? What You Need to Know

Following adoption by City Council, there will be a 6 month transition period during which customers may apply for building permits under the 2011 DBC or the new code. After the transition period, any customer wishing to submit under the old codes will need prior approval (see below). The effective date of the new codes will depend on the date the bill is signed. 

Major projects in design during the drafting of the new code and submitted to CPD after the effective date of the new code, may be reviewed and permitted under the 2011 Denver Building Code, with the approval of Denver’s director of Development Services. To request that your project proceed under the 2011 Denver Building Code, the owner or owner’s agent must submit a letter before the effective date of the 2015 code, addressing the following seven items.

  1. Request to proceed under the 2011 Denver Building code;
  2. Address of the project;
  3. Description, number of stores, floor area, occupancy, etc. of the project;
  4. Date design drawings were commenced;
  5. Intended date of construction drawing submission to CPD;
  6. Commitment that permits will be obtained and construction of the project will commence within 180 days of the effective date of the 2015 code;
  7. Commitment that the project will be completed within 24 months of the effective date of this code.

Submit letters via email to Building Official Scott Prisco at scott.prisco@denvergov.org. He will review all written requests and issue a determination within five business days. 

Type-approved structures approved by Denver’s building official under the previously adopted code and prior to the effective date of the new code may continue to be permitted and constructed under the 2011 Denver Building Code for 180 days after the effective date of the new code.


Code Amendment Proposals

To view proposed amendments to the Building Code and committee recommendations, click here for a spreadsheet of all recommendations (Fire Code amendments not included) or click on the PDF links below for code-specific recommendations. 

About the recommended amendments: The proposed Denver amendment package is based on review of all amendment proposals by the Building Code Review Committee and the Fire Code Review Committee. The second step of the code process involves the Building and Fire Code Amendment Task Force.

Public comment: Members of the public and anyone who submitted proposals reviewed at the committee level (those approved and denied), were invited to request that specific code sections be called out for modification or further discussion by the task force. Click drop-down link below for a listing of all public comment requests received. 

Code name and section Name, organization submitting comment
IFC 907.1.5 (PDF) Richard Roberts, Honeywell Fire Safety
IFC 907.1.5 (PDF) Tom Hammerberg, Automatic Fire Alarm Association
IFC 907.6.1 (PDF) Scott Barrett, Tyco Fire Products
IFC 907.6.1 (PDF) D.R. Carle NICET IV, Vision Security
DBC-AP 103.10 (PDF) James Johnson, Johnson Nathan Strohe
DBC-AP 103.10 (PDF) Dean Smith, SA+R
IBC 707.9 (PDF) Masoud Sabounchi, Advanced Consulting Engineers
IBC/IFC 1004.1.2 (PDF) Brad Emerick
IBC 307.1.1, 307.2, 202 (PDF) Brad Emerick and Scott Moore, DFD and Dalkita Construction
IBC 1025.4 (PDF) Greg Forge, BOMA
IEBC 1402 (PDF) Susan Powers and Jeff Bemelen, Urban Ventures LLC and University of Denver
IEBC 1203.9 (PDF) Barbara Stocklin-Steeley, Denver Community Planning and Development
IECC Sections C104.2.6, C202, C408.2, C408.2.1, C407.2.4, C408.3, C408.3.1, C408.2.4.1, Figure C408.2.4.1 and C408.2.5.4 (PDF) Matt Cooper, Group 14 Engineering
IECC Section R402.4.1.2/IRC Section N1102.4.1.2 (PDF) Robby Schwarz, Energy Logic
IFC Chapter 38 (PDF) Scott Moore, Dalkita Architecture and Construction
IFC 907.6.1 (PDF) Kraig Denkins, Arapahoe Fire Protection Inc. 
IRC R324 (PDF) Mike Salisbury, SWEEP
DBC-AP 103.10 (PDF) Scott Halpin, Tryba Architects
IBCA 403-3000 Appendix Q (PDF) Masoud Sabounchi, Advanced Consultin Engineers, Inc.
IBC 1025 (PDF) Randy Adrian, BOMA
IBC 2405.6 (PDF) Dave Clark, Denver Fire
IBC 2609.5 (PDF) Dave Clark, Denver Fire
IBC 2610.9 (PDF) Dave Clark, Denver Fire
IFC 510.3.1.1 (PDF) Dave Clark, Denver Fire
IFC 909.15.1.1 (PDF) Dave Clark, Denver Fire
IFC 903.3.3.1 (PDF) Dave Clark, Denver Fire
IFC 909.15.5 (PDF) Dave Clark, Denver Fire

These items will be discussed individually; all others will be heard by the task force as one package. Task Force meetings will be scheduled after November 6 and details will listed on this page.

To view text of all amendment proposals submitted, see listing by code, below. 

Amendment Proposal Submitted by
2011 Denver Amendments for Chapter 1, Administrative Section of the Denver Building Code (PDF)
Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise Section 105 Unsafe Buildings, Structures, or Utilities; Paragraph 105.1 Buildings or Structures (PDF)
Jerry Maly, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Section 130.5 Regarding Landmark Approval for Fences, Retaining Walls and Windows (PDF)  Barbara Stocklin Steely
Section 133, Replace 133.1(2) and Revise 133.1(6) (PDF)  Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise 141.2 (PDF)
David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
New Section 142.9 Posting Certificates of Occupancy (PDF)
Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development

Amendment Proposal Submitted by
2011 Denver Amendments to the 2009 International Building Code (PDF)
Jill Jennings, Denver Community Planning and Development
Section 202 – Definition of Dangerous (SEAC) (PDF)  Jerry Maley
Section 202, 702.1 and 711.2.5 - Drop-out and lay-in ceiling systems (PDF) Brad Emerick 
Add text, 307.1.1, Uses Other than Group H (PDF)
Scott Moore
New Section 406.9 Electric Vehicle Charging Options (PDF)
Mike Salisbury, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Add text IBC 704.2 (PDF)
Michael Lastowski, Precient Co. LLC
Section 707.9 - Voids at Intersection (PDF)  Masoud Sabounchi 
Section 712.1.12 – Exit Access Stairways and Ramps (DFD) (PDF)  Dave Clark
Section 713.13.1 - Waste and Linen Chutes (PDF)  Masoud Sabounchi
Add text, IBC 717.5.2, Exception 3 (PDF)
Mark Jelinske; Cator, Ruma, and Associates
Section 915 Carbon monoxide detection (PDF)  Jill Jennings, Denver Community Planning and Development 
Table 1004.1.2 - Deck Occupant Load (PDF)  Masoud Sabounchi
Table 1004.1.2 - Deck Occupant Load for Bar Tavern Counters (PDF)  Brad Emerick 
Section 1004.3 - Posting of Occupant Load (PDF)  Brad Emerick
Section 1005.3.1 and 1005.3.2 – Stairway Width Reduction (PDF)
Fire Code Committee 
Section 1006.2.1 - Exit access path separation (PDF) Brad Emerick 
Delete Chapter 10 Section 1009.6.4 (PDF)  Keith Peetz, Denver Community Planning and Development
Section 1010.1.9.6 – Controlled Egress Doors in Groups I-1 and I-2 (DFD) (PDF)  Lt Dave Tade 
Delete and substitute, 1025.4 (PDF)  Manny Muniz
Revise IBC 1203, IMC 401, IMC 402 (PDF)  Mark Jelinske; Cator, Ruma, and Associates 
IBC Chapter 15, Add Section 1503 on Curbing for Mechanical Equiment, Roof (PDF)  Paul Schaffer, Denver Community Planning and Development
New text, 1607.15 (previously 1607.14 in 2011 Denver amendments) (PDF)
David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC) 
Delete and substitute text, 1608.2 (2011 Denver amendments) and 1608.4 (previously 1608.3 in 2011 Denver amendments) (PDF)  David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Delete text, 1608.5 (previously 1608.4 in 2011 Denver amendments) (PDF)
David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC) 
Delete text, 1608.6 (previously 1608.5 in 2011 Denver amendments) (PDF)
David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC) 
Revise 1704 (in 2015 IBC and 2011 Denver amendments) and 133 (in 2011 Denver amendments) (PDF)
David Renn, Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise 1810.3.5.2.2 (as revised in the 2011 Denver amendments) (PDF)
David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Add text, 2303.2.2.1 (PDF)  Manny Muniz 
Add text, IBC Section 2902.2, IPC Section 403.2 (PDF)
Mark Jelinske; Cator, Ruma, and Associates
Revise Chapter 30 Elevators and Conveying Systems, Sections 3001, 3002, 3004, 3006, 3007 and 3008 (PDF) Jill Jennings, Denver Community Planning and Development
Section 3007.6 – Fire Service Access Elevator (PDF)  Fire Code Committee
Add text, 3007.6.2 (PDF)
David Clark, Denver Fire
Add text 3008.6.2 (PDF)
David Clark, Denver Fire
Delete IBC Appendic Q Section 107.2.3 Exception: Parking garage (PDF) David Clark, Denver Fire Prevention Division
IBCA Appendix S (PDF) David Mashburn, RA 
Revise 1019.3 (PDF) David Clark, Denver Fire
Revise Sections 3001, 3003 and 3004 (PDF) M. Stewart
Revise Sections 3006,3007 and 3008 (PDF) M. Stewart

Amendment Proposal Submitted by 
2011 Denver Amendments to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (PDF)  Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Amend Table C402.2 and C402.1.2 (PDF)  Luke Miller / Sean Maley, Apartment Association of Metro Denver 
Revise C402.3 (PDF)
Patti Mason and Amy Dickie, U.S. Green Building Council – Colorado Chapter, Global Cool Cities Alliance
Amend C403.1 (PDF)  Luke Miller / Sean Maley, Apartment Association of Metro Denver
Amend C403.2.4.1 (PDF)  Luke Miller / Sean Maley, Apartment Association of Metro Denver 
Amend C403.2.7 (PDF)  Luke Miller / Sean Maley, Apartment Association of Metro Denver 
Revise Section C406 (PDF)  Cindy Bosco, Denver Department of Environmental Health 
New section C408 (PDF)
Linda Morrison, Ambient Energy 
C408, System Commissioning (PDF)  Matt Cooper 
Add text, C408.2.5.2 Manuals (PDF)
Cindy Bosco, Denver Department of Environmental Health 
Section 402.1 Regarding Log Structures (PDF)  Rob Pickett, on behalf of the Log and Timber Homes Council, NAHB
Amend Table R402.1.1 and R402.1.3 (PDF)
Luke Miller / Sean Maley, Apartment Association of Metro Denver
Section 402.4 - Exception for R-2 Occupancies (PDF)
Luke Miller / Sean Maley, Apartment Association of Metro Denver 
R402.4, Air Leakage (PDF) Craig Conner 
Section R402.4.1.2 New Testing Exception for Attached Dwellings (PDF) Robby Schwarz, EnergyLogic. inc.
R405.4 Renewable Energy (PDF)  Craig Conner 
R405.5.2.1 Specs for Standard Reference Proposed Design (PDF)
Craig Conner
Revise C503.1 General (PDF) Cindy Bosco, Denver Department of Environmental Health
Incorporate Appendix RB into Residential Provisions of IECC (PDF)
Jim Meyers, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) 
Chapter 2 RE definition for Historic Building (PDF)
Barbara Stocklin Steely
Section R501.6 Report for Historic Buildings (residential) (PDF)  Barbara Stocklin Steely
Section C501.6 Report for Historic Buildings (commercial) PDF)
Barbara Stocklin Steely
Barbara Stocklin Steely

Amendment Proposal Submitted by
2011 Denver Amendments to the 2009 International Building Code (PDF) Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Revision to 'Existing Building' Definition in Chapter 2, Section 202 (PDF)  Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development 
Revise 202, Existing Building Definition (PDF) David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Revise 202, Substantial Structural Damage Definition (PDF)  David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Add text, Section 202, General Definitions (PDF) Jerry Maly, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Revise 404.3 (PDF) David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Chapter 5, new section (PDF) Cindy Bosco, Denver Department of Environmental Health
Revise 606.2.3 (PDF)
David Renn, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC)
Section 1201.2 - Historic Building Report (PDF) Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff 
Section 1202.4 - Historic Buildings Replacement (PDF) Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff
Section 1203.3 - Historic Buildings - Means of Egress (PDF) Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff 
Section 1203.4 - Historic Buildings - Transoms (PDF)  Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff
Section 1203.9 - Historic Buildings - Stairway Railings (PDF)  Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff
Section 1203.10.2 - Historic Buildings - Guard Openings (PDF) Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff 
Section 1204.1 - Historic Buildings - Accessibility Requirements (PDF) Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff 
Section 1205.6 - Historic Buildings - Means of Egress (PDF)  Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff 
Section 1205.14 Historic Buildings - Natural Light (PDF) Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff
Section 1205.15 - Historic Buildings - Accessibility Requirements (PDF) Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff
Appendix B Section B101 - Supplementary Accessibility (PDF)  Submitted by Landmark Preservation Staff 
Add Former IBC Chapter 61 Language to IEBC (PDF)  Submitted by Susan Powers 
Add Former IBC Chapter 61 Language to IEBC (PDF) Submitted by Jeff Bemelen at DU 

 

Amendment Proposal Submitted By
Amendments for Chapters 3-9 (PDF)
Denver Fire Department 
Delete and Substitute, 1025.4 (PDF) Manny Muniz
New text 1031.10 (PDF) Manny Muniz
IFC Proposal Section 3311.1 Stairways Required (PDF)  David Clark 
Add text, 5001.1, Exceptions (PDF)  Scott Moore 
Add text, 5701.2 Nonapplicability (PDF)  Scott Moore
IFC Chapters 10 through 28 (PDF) Masoud Sabounchi 
IFC Proposal C102.1 (PDF) David Clark
Amendments for Chapter 29, Appendix N (PDF) Denver Fire Department
Table 405.2 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
Add new text, 907.2.3.1 (PDF)
DPS
Add new text, Appendix B section B104.4 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
Revise 604.1.9 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
Revise 604.2.15 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
Add new text, 909.13.6 (PDF) IFCA Committee
Delete and substitute, Appendix S 4.6.6 (PDF) DIA and Denver Fire
Delete and substitute, 401.3 (PDF) Mike Stewart
New chapter 38 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
New text, 5311 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
New text, 5310 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
New text, 5309 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
Delete and substitute text, 5307 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
New text, 907.5.2.2.7.1 & 907.6.7 (PDF) Denver Fire Department
New text, 1107 (PDF) Denver Fire Department

Amendment Proposal Submitted by
2011 Denver Amendments to the 2009 International Fuel & Gas Code (PDF) Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Add text, 503.6.4 (PDF) Bret Pica
Add text, 503.8 (PDF) Bret Pica

Amendment Proposal Submitted by
2011 Denver Amendments to the 2009 International Mechanical Code (PDF) Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
New Text, Section 505.2 (PDF) Keith Fox, City and County of Denver
New Text, Section 505.5 Group R (PDF) Keith Fox, City and County of Denver
Revise IBC 1203, IMC 401, IMC 402 (PDF)
Mark Jelinske; Cator, Ruma, and Associates

Amendment Proposal Submitted by
2011 Denver Amendments to the 2009 International Plumbing Code (PDF) Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Add text, IBC Section 2902.2, IPC Section 403.2 (PDF)  Mark Jelinske; Cator, Ruma, and Associates
Delete and Substitute, Chapter 13, 14 (PDF) Charles Bartel, Denver Community Planning and Development

Amendment Proposal Submitted by
2011 Denver Amendments to the 2009 International Residential Code (PDF)
Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Delete and Substitute Section R313 on Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems (PDF
Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise R313.2 (PDF)
Mike Dell'Orfano, Colorado Fire Sprinkler Association
New Section R324 on Electric Vehicle Charging Options (PDF) Mike Salisbury, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project 
ICC400 Standard on the Design and Construction of Log Structures (PDF)
Rob Pickett, on behalf of the Log and Timber Homes Council, NAHB
Delete and Substitute, Section P2503, 2503.5.1 (PDF)
Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development 
Revise Section P2603, P2603.5.1 (PDF)
Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise Section P2716, P2716.1 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Delete Section P2801, P2801.6.1 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Add new exception, Section P2903, P2903.9.5 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development 
Revise Section P2906, P2906.4 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise Section P3003, P3003.9.2 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise Section P3005, P3005.2.3 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Delete and Substitute, Section P3005, P3005.2.4 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Delete and Substitute, Section P3103, P3103.1 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Delete and Substitute, Section P3114, P3114.8 (PDF) Frank Gonzalez Jr., Denver Community Planning and Development
Revise Chapter 36, Section E3601.2 (PDF) Jill Jennings Golich, Denver Community Planning and Development
New Appendix AS (Light Straw-Clay Construction) (PDF)
Ben Waldman, on behalf of Common Earth: Colorado's Natural Building Collaborative
New Appendix R (Strawbale Construction) (PDF)
Ben Waldman, on behalf of Common Earth: Colorado's Natural Building Collaborative 
Incorporate Appendix U into Residential Provisions of IRC (PDF)
Jim Meyers, Southwest Energy Efficiency (SWEEP) 

No amendment proposals submitted.

 

2015 Code Adoption Process

The city convened stakeholders from the design and construction industry to advise on building and fire code amendments and to review public amendment submittals through the Building Code Review Committee and the Fire Code Review Committee. The Building and Fire Code Amendment Task Force then made a final determination on the package of Denver amendments to forward to Denver City Council for their review and adoption. With the work of the committee and task force now complete, the amendments will move through the legislative process, outlined below. 

City Council Safety and Well-being Committee Meeting
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 16 

Mayor-Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 23

City Council Meeting, First reading
Monday, February 29

City Council Meeting, Second reading
Monday, March 7

NOTE: All meetings above will take place in the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street. Dates are subject to change. 

Meeting Archive

Meeting 1
November 21, 2014, 3 - 5 p.m.
Wellington Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax, room 4.I.5

Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Presentation on process
  3. Role & expectations of committee members
  4. Deadline for amendment proposals
  5. Discussion on draft rules of procedure for the public hearings
  6. Public comment
  7. Scheduling of future meetings

Meeting 2
January 29, 2015, 2 - 5 p.m.
Wellington Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax, rooms 4.F.6 and 4.G.2
Meeting minutes (PDF)

Agenda:

  1. Election of committee chair
  2. Presentation from Colorado Code Consulting on major code changes from 2009 to 2015
  3. Review of submitted amendment proposals
  4. Establishment of public hearing dates and additional meeting dates needed
  5. Public comment period

Meeting 3
February 19, 2015, 2 - 5 p.m.
Wellington Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax, room 4.G.2

Agenda:

  1. Public hearing on amendments proposals for the IFGC
  2. Public hearing on amendment proposals for the IMC
  3. Public hearing on amendment proposals for the IPC
  4. Consideration of any late amendment proposal requests received

Meeting 4
March 5, 2015, 2-5pm
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4.F.6

Agenda

  1. Public Hearing on IRC Amendment Proposals
    1. Consent Agenda – 2011 Denver amendments to carry forward
    2. Chapter 3
    3. Chapter 25
    4. Chapter 26
    5. Chapter 27
    6. Chapter 28
    7. Chapter 29
    8. Chapter 30
    9. Chapter 31
    10. Chapter 36
    11. Appendices
  2. Consideration of late amendment proposal requests

Meeting 5 
March 20, 2015, 2-5pm
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4.F.6

Agenda - 3/20/2015 (PDF)


Meeting 6
March 26, 2015 - 8-11 am 
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4 G 2 

Agenda - 3/26/2015 (PDF) --  UPDATED!


Meeting 7 
April 8, 2015 - 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4 G 2 

Agenda (PDF)


Meeting 8 
April 23, 2015 - 2:00-5:00 p.m. 
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4 G 2 

Agenda (PDF)


Meeting 9 
April 30, 2015 - 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4 G 2 

Agenda (PDF)


Meeting 10
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2 - 5 p.m. 
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4 G 2
Agenda (PDF)


Meeting 11
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4 G 2
Agenda (PDF)


Meeting 12
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 8 - 11 a.m.  
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4.F.6
Agenda (PDF)

Fire Code Committee Meeting 1
February 27, 2015, 8 - 11 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Room 711 
IFC Chapters 3 - 5 were discussed.

Fire Code Committee Meeting 2
March 13, 2015, 8 - 11 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Room 711
IFC Chapters 5 - 9 were discussed.

Fire Code Committee Meeting 3
April 10, 2015 8 - 11 a.m.
Room 711
IFC Chapters 7 - 9 were discussed.

Fire Code Committee Meeting 4
4/24 - Room 712 
Discussion of Chapters 10 - 28

 

 

IECC Forum

Denver Community Planning and Development, along with Denver Environmental Health, the Colorado Energy Office and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project hosted Eric Makela of the Britt/Makela group on December 3, 2014, to provide a forum for the development community to learn and ask questions about the provisions of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). View the forum's presentations here:

Meeting 1
9 to 11 a.m., Friday, September 17
Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.I.3
Agenda (PDF)

Meeting 2
8 to 11 a.m., Friday, November 20
Webb Municipal Building, Room 4.I.4, 201 W. Colfax Ave. 
Agenda

Meeting 3
8 to 11 a.m., Friday, December 11
Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.I.4

Meeting 4
8 to 11 a.m., Friday, January 8
Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.G.2
Agenda (PDF)

Meeting 5
8 to 10 a.m., Friday, January 22
Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.I.5
Agenda (PDF)