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Building and Fire Codes

Basic Design Criteria
Wind speed 120
Ground snow load 30
Seismic design category D2
Frost depth 24″

Effective July 1st, 2019 we will only accept plans using the 2018 codes. Any permits applied for under the 2012 codes must be issued by December 31st, 2019 to remain active.

2018 Building Codes
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 Uniform Mechanical Code
2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Existing Building Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface
2017 National Electrical Code
2018 Northern Nevada Amendments

Indicate either International Mechanical Code OR Uniform Mechanical Code.  Not both.

2009 ICC A117.1-2009 Accessibility Standards (referenced standard)

2018 Fire Codes
2018 International Fire Code
2018 Northern Nevada International Fire Code Amendments
Fire Prevention Bureau Construction Policy Manual – April 2019
2018 International Wildland Urban Interface Code
2018 Northern Nevada International Wildland-Urban Interface Code Amendments
Washoe County fire hazard map

Historical code adoptions

Alternate one hour fire rated eve protection construction method option
Print the request letter on your company letterhead to accompany detail.
Request Letter
Alternate Construction Detail

Helpful Links
International Code Council
Northern Nevada Chapter International Code Council
Nevada State Contractor’s Board

Sparks Municipal Code

Nevada Revised Statues

  • 623-Architecture
  • 623A-Landscape Architecture
  • 624-Contractors
  • 625-Engineers and Surveyors