Building Codes

Adopted Codes and Ordinances

(Effective October 5,2020)

Building: 
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2020-10 and Chapter 150 of the Municipal Code

International Building Code 2018 Edition

Urbandale Code Link

International Residential Code 2018 Edition

Urbandale Code Link

International Existing Building Code 2018 Edition   
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2018 Edition

National Electrical Code 2017 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements

Urbandale Code Link

International Fire Code 2018 Edition

Urbandale Code Link

Geographic Design Criteria

Ground Snow Load:
IRC 30 psf
IBC 20% Maximum reduction
or 24 psf min. (RC II)
Wind Speed:
IRC 90 mph, IBC 115mph
Seismic Design Category:
0
Weathering Severe Frost Line Depth:
42" Below Grade
Termite:
Moderate to Heavy
Decay:  Slight to Moderate
Winter Design Temp:
-5 degrees F
Ice Shield Underlayment Reqd.:
YES*
Flood Hazards:
Adopted May 29, 1979
Current FIRM is dated July 19, 2000
Air Freezing Index:
1,833
Mean Annual Temp:
48.6 degrees F

*See Amendment to IBC & IRC regarding ice shield alternative

Energy Code:
*See Amendment to IBC & IRC regarding ice shield alternative

International Energy Conservation Code 2012 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements

Housing Code: 
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 151 of the Municipal Code

International Property Maintenance Code 2012 Edition

IPMC 2012

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