Codes & Information

Building Safety

**On December 4, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2018 editions of the International Codes.  These codes will be in effect starting January 12, 2019.  Building permit applications received and accepted prior to this date will be under the previous 2012 editions.  All building permit applications received on or after January 12, 2019 will be under the 2018 editions of the International Codes.

Building Codes

The Adams County Board of Commissioners has adopted the following building codes:

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Energy Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Residential Building Code
2017 National Electrical Code

**To obtain a copy of any one of these code books, please visit the International Code Council website.


The Adams County Board of Commissioners adopted the following ordinances:



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Addition Adición
Basement Finish Sótano
Enclosing Existing Patio Cover Cerco de un patio
Detached Garage Garaje
Patio Covers and Carports Cubierta del Patio/Cochera
Re-Roof Azotea
Pole Barn Construction de galpon
Uncovered Decks and Porches Cubierta


Current Planning

Development Standards & Regulations

Click here for the complete Development Standards & Regulations Document (may be slow due to large file size). Document last updated 04/30/2019.

For older versions of the Development Standards & Regulations, please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 720.523.6800.

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