Codes and Standards


There are a few different sets of codes and regulations to consider when completing your project.  We've laid them out for you to make the process as clear as possible.

Building Codes

The following is a list of the codes (with state amendments) that are currently enforced in the city:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2014 National Electric Code
  • 2015 Uniform Code for Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
  • 2009 ANSI A117.1 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • City of Cottonwood Heights Municipal and Development Code

Design Factors

In addition to adopted codes, there are a few design factors to keep in mind when designing your project:

  • Seismic Category: D-2
  • Snow Load: 30-40 psf
  • Wind Speed: 70 mph sustained / 90 mph 3-second gusts; Exposure B or C
  • Frost Depth: 30"
  • Ground Snow Load: 43-57 psf for drifting
  • Elevation: 4500-5100 ft

If you have any questions about the codes and standards we enforce, call us at (801) 944-7060 or visit us at 1265 East Fort Union Boulevard, Suite 250 during regular business hours.