Division of the State Architect
1525 Sherman Street
Codes are primarily adopted and enforced locally. Two state agencies adopt state minimum plumbing and electrical codes respectively. The State Architect adopts codes for all state-owned buildings and facilities (2018 IBC, IMC, IPC, IFGC, IECC). The Division of Fire Prevention and Control adopts and enforces codes for all public schools and junior colleges (2015 IBC, IRC, IFC, IMC, IEBC, IECC) and for all licensed healthcare facilities statewide (2018 IBC, IRC, IFC, IMC, IECC, IEBC, IWUIC). The Colorado Examining Board of Plumbers has adopted the 2009 IPC, IFGC and plumbing chapters of the 2018 IRC as the state minimum plumbing code.
The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in Denver, CO, in 2021.
The State amendments summary is here: www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/approvedstatebldgcode.pdf
All local jurisdictions can make any amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.
City of Denver – In January 2022, the City of Denver voted to adopt the 2022 Denver Building Code, which includes the 2021 IBC tall mass timber code provisions.
Page last updated: January 2022