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Resolution 2023-06


By Administrator

July 19, 2023

SERIES 2018

A RESOLUTION OF THE KIOWA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ADOPTING 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) AND 2018 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE (IECC) AND AMENDING, CHAPTER 18, ARTICLES 2, 9, AND 13 OF THE IBC CODE RELATED TO BUILDING REGULATIONS

WHEREAS, the County of Kiowa, Colorado (the “County”) is a duly organized and validly existing as a body corporate and politic under and by virtue of the Constitution and laws of the State of Colorado;

WHEREAS, the County is required to adopt by reference and modified by resolution certain International Building Codes and the International Energy Conservation Code pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, Part 2, C.R.S.; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners has determined that this version of the IBC and IECC are suitable for the County. The below amendments to the International Building Code and the Energy Standards are important to achieving standardized, safe construction, in furtherance of the goal of protecting public health, safety, welfare of the public and the environment.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISIONERS OF KIOWA COUNTY, COLORADO THAT, INCLUDED WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE AND THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS WILL APPLY;

Section 1. Amending Chapter 18 Article 2- Residential Code

Sec. 18-2-30 Amendments

Section 18-2-30 (7) shall be amended to read as follows:

(7) IRC Section R313 “Automatic fire sprinkler systems” shall be amended by replacing Subsection R313 .2 with the following:

R3 l 3 .2 ‘Two family dwellings.’ An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall be installed in all new two-family dwellings except that an automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall not be required for two-family dwelling units that are under one ownership and meet the fire separation requirements of Section 302.3 Two-family dwellings.

Section 2. Amending Chapter 18, Article 9–Energy Standards

The following Sections in Chapter 18, Article 9 “are hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 18-9-40 International Energy Conservation Code.

(a) Adoption.

Replace the term (“IFGC”) with (“IECC”).

(b) Amendments.

Delete paragraph (1) IECC Section 405 in its entirety.

Add a new paragraph (5) to read as follows:

(5) IECC Section C404.5 is deleted. Amend the 2009 IPC Section 607.2 to delete

subsections 607 .2 .1 through 607.2. 3.

Sec. 18-9-80 Building science requirements. ,

(a) Delete the clause” ... of not greater than 0.25” and insert in its place,” ... as required by IECC Section R402.4.1.2”

(c) Delete the clause “ ... and listed in the top one-third (?) of E Star efficiency rating.”

Sec. 18-9-100 Renewable Energy Mitigation Program.

Revise the first paragraph to add a new sentence at the beginning of the paragraph “Installing a zone and tubing to a future outdoor heated area is prohibited without first obtaining an outdoor energy usage permit.”

Section 3. Amending Chapter 18, Article 13 – Building Inspector and Building Permits

The following Section in Chapter 18, Article 13 is amended as follows:

Sec. 18-13-20 Building permit applications.

Add a new paragraph (15) “The engineering plans for single and two family residences shall be prepared by a registered or licensed design professional and signed and stamped with a seal stamp.”

Add a new paragraph (16) “All construction documents for commercial projects shall be prepared by registered or licensed design professionals and signed stamped with a seal stamp.”

Section 4. Savings Clause

Except as amended hereby, the Kiowa County Building Code, as amended, shall remain valid and in full force and effect. Any provision of any ordinance or resolution previously adopted by the County which is in conflict with this resolution is hereby repealed as the effective date hereof.

INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS THIS 29 DAY OF June, 2023

KIOWA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
By: Donald Oswald, Chairman

ATTEST:
BY: Delisa Weeks, Clerk & Recorder

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