State Adoptions

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 (2012 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 (2012 IBC, IRC, IFC, IMC, IECC, IEBC, IWUIC). The Colorado Examining Board of Plumbers has adopted the 2015 IPC, IFGC and plumbing chapters of the 2015 IRC as the state minimum plumbing code.

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Urban-Wildland Interface Code



Links to State Adoption Agencies

Office of the State Architect

State Fire Marshal

State Energy Office

PMG Board/Commission

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Key Contacts

Office of the State Architect:
Larry Friedberg, State Architect, Director, AIA
1313 Sherman Street, Suite 319
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-3079
Fax: (303) 894-7478

State Fire Marshal:
Michael C. Morgan, Director
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
690 Kipling Street, Suite 2000
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-5865

State Energy Officer:

Kathleen Staks, Executive Director 
The Governor’s Energy Office 
1580 Logan Street, Suite 100 
Denver, CO 80203 
Phone: (303) 866-2462 
Fax: (303) 866-2930 

PMG Board/Commission:
Ronne Hines, Program Director 
Department of Regulatory Agencies  
Board of Examining Plumbers 
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350 
Denver, CO 80202 
Phone: (303) 894-2300 

State Insurance Commissioner:
Michael Conway, Interim Commissioner 
Colorado Division of Insurance 
1560 Broadway, Suite 850 
Denver, CO 80202 
Phone: (303) 894-7499 
Fax: (303) 894-7455 

State Forester:
Mike Lester, State Forester
Colorado State Forest Service
Foothills 5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523–5060
Phone: (970) 491–6303

Pool Code Adoption Agency:
Patrick Pfaltzgraff, Director
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Water Quality Control Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: (303) 692-3509
Fax: (303) 782-0390
State Board of Health: Regulations Pertaining To Swimming Pools and Mineral Baths