BSCE - Building Code

Codes & Ordinances Used by Salt Lake City

H.B. 310, Construction Code Amendments, was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert on March 28, 2013; this will go into effect July 1, 2013. Plans not previously accepted and fees paid for plan review to Salt Lake City Building Services, will be required to be designed & reviewed under the new codes.

New codes with state amendments from 2013, effective July 1, 2013:

  • 2012 edition of the International Building Code (IBC), to include Appendix J, issued the International Code Council
  • 2011 edition of the National Electric Code (NEC), issued by National Fire Protection Association
  • 2012 edition of the International Plumbing Code (IPC), issued by the International Code Council
  • 2012 edition of the International Mechanical Code (IMC), issued by the International Code Council
  • 2012 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC), issued by the International Code Council
  • 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), for commercial projects, issued by the International Code Council
  • 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), for residential (IRC; one and two family dwelling) projects, issued by the International Code Council
  • 2012 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), issued by the International Code Council
  • 1995 Housing Code, updated 10/98
  • 1995 Title 21 Zoning Ordinance, with updates and amendments
  • Title 18 of Salt Lake City Ordinances - Building and Construction
  • Other applicable Salt Lake City ordinances as written

H.B. 203, State Construction and Fire Code, was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert on January 11, 2011; this went into effect on July 1, 2011. These codes will be superceded by the new codes (listed above) effective July 1, 2013.

  • 2009 edition of the International Residential Code, issued by the International Code Council
  • 2009 edition of the International Plumbing Code, issued by the International Code Council
  • 2009 edition of the International Mechanical Code, issued by the International Code Council
  • 2009 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code, issued by the International Code Council
  • 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code, issued by the National Fire Protection Association
  • 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, for commercial projects, issued by the International Code Council
  • 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, for residential (IRC; one and two family dwelling) projects, issued by the International Code Council
  • Subject to Subsection 15A-2-104(2), the HUD Code;
  • Subject to Subsection 15A-2-104(1), Appendix E of the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code, issued by the International Code Council;
  • Subject to Subsection 15A-2-104(1), the 2005 edition of the NFPA 225 Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard, issued by the National Fire Protection Association.
  • Consistent with Title 65A, Chapter 8, Management of Forest Lands and Fire Control, the Legislature adopts the 2006 edition of the Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code, issued by the International Code Council, with the alternatives or amendments approved by the Utah Division of Forestry, as a construction code that may be adopted by a local compliance agency by local ordinance or other similar action as a local amendment to the codes listed in this section.

Essential Facilities Policy

We will be designating a specific group of buildings and or structures in Salt Lake City as "Essential Facilities." Included in this group are all future-built Group I-2 Occupancies with two or more operating rooms. Essential facilities are defined in the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), Section 1602 as:

Buildings and other structures that are intended to remain operational in the event of extreme environmental loading from flood, wind, snow or earthquakes.

This requirement is identified on the City's website in various locations and included in all checklists for plan review and DRT. Any questions regarding this directive should be addressed to Orion Goff, Salt Lake City Building Official.


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