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2012 International Codes®
The city adopted the 2012 family of International Codes® on June 6, 2016. The purpose of these codes is to establish minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety of life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment. These codes also provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

The City of Commerce City has amended the various adopted codes in order to address conditions unique to the city:


Current Applicable Codes
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 International Existing Buildings Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code

The City of Commerce City does not sell copies of the international codes. For information about how to obtain copies, please visit the International Code Council (ICC) website or call 800-786-4452.

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