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 (2018 IBC, IFC, IMC, IPC, IFGC, IECC, and IEBC). Colorado jurisdictions are required to adopt and enforce one of the three most recent versions of the IECC upon updating any other building code. The Division of Fire Prevention and Control adopts and enforces codes (2015 IBC, IRC, IFC, IMC, IEBC, IECC) for all public schools and junior colleges and some health facilities. The Colorado Examining Board of Plumbers has adopted the 2018 IPC, IFGC and plumbing chapters of the 2018 IRC as the state minimum plumbing code.
Links to State Adoption Agencies
ICC Government Relations Representative
Office of the State Architect:
State Fire Marshal:
State Energy Officer:
State Insurance Commissioner:
Pool Code Adoption Agency: