Codes and Design Criteria

Codes Enforced

The City is enforcing the following building codes: Keep up to date with code changes and new ordinances by visiting the municipal code website at

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code (State Mandated)

 Energy Compliance Certificate

Notice to Contractors and Homeowners

  • The Town of Ft Lupton now requiring an ‘Energy Compliance Certificate” as part of the requirements to show compliance with 2018 International Energy Conservation Code. The certificate will be required on all new residential permits as of May of 2022. 
  • Along with the certificate form, leak test reports for Ductwork and Building Envelope will be required. Testing reports and certificate should be completed and available to the inspector during Final Inspections and will required prior to Certificate of Occupancy.

For any additional questions regarding this requirement please contact Procode at 970-305-3161

Related Resources:

Basement/Re-model Finish without a Permit

Commercial Permit Submissions

PV Solar Requirements

City of Fort Lupton Residential Design Standards

Manufactured Home Installation Requirements Handout

Uncovered Decks and Joists Table

Roofing Regulations

Asbestos Removal and/or Exposure 

Health Department Review Information 

City of Fort Lupton's Municipal Code(s)

Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria:

Ground
Snow
Load
 

Wind Design

Seismic
Design
Category

Subject to Damage From

Speed'
(mph)

Topographic
effects'

Weathering

Frost
line
depth*

Termite*


30 PSF


 115 mph


NO 



Severe 


30 in. 

Slight to moderate 


Winter
Design
Temp'

Ice Barrier
Underlayment
Required*

Flood
Hazards*

Air
Freezing
Index'

Mean
Annual
Temp1

YES

Refer to Municipal Code

1000 

43° F