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Meeting Date: 05/15/2019  
Submitted For: David C Williams
Department: Development Services  

Action Requested
Development Services - Hearing for the adoption of the following Building Codes: Yavapai County Administrative Code (2018), International Building Code (2018), International One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code (2018), International Plumbing Code (2018), International Mechanical Code (2018), National Electric Code (2017), International Fuel Gas Code (2018), International Property Maintenance Code (2018), International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (2018) and Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS §36-1681), International Existing Building Code (2018), Yavapai County Grading Ordinance (2014), Amendment to the 2008-1 International Energy Conservation Code (2006).  2018 Building Codes to become effective on 7/1/2019 and previously adopted 2012 Building Codes to be accepted until 12/31/2019. (All Districts) Approved adoption of Building Codes, with the exception of Radio Towers, by 4 to 1 vote. Supervisor Brown opposed.
Brief Explanation of Need
Building Codes are a key component of insuring life safety, quality construction and maintenance of property values. They also contribute to the insurability of homes and the Countywide hazard rating.  This process has undergone an extensive public outreach program including numerous community meetings, newspaper articles, radio interviews, Facebook and social media postings as well as materials in the lobbies of each of the Development Services Offices.

On March 8, March 22 and on April 5, 2019, the Building Safety Advisory & Appeals Board heard these items. On April 5, 2019, the Building Safety Advisory & Appeals Board unanimously recommended approval of the adoption of attached Building Codes.

2018 Building Codes to go into effect on 7/1/2019, however 2012 Building Codes to be accepted until 12/31/2019 to allow for a transition between code cycles.
David Williams, Director, Development Services
Mark Rogers, Chief Building Official
Source of Revenue
Have Notice/Publication Requirements Been Met
Contract or Agreement
Legal Approval Notes
Ordinances have been reviewed and approved by Development Services Attorney Dex Nye.

Fiscal Impact
Staff memo
Board of Building Adjustment and Appeals Minutes
Cover sheet
table of contents
2019-1 Admin Code
2019-2 2018 IBC
2019-3 2018 IRC
2019-4 2018 IPC
2019-5 2018 IMC
2019-6 2018 IFGC
2019-7 2017 NEC
2019-8 2018 IPMC
2019-9 2018 Grading Ordinance
2019-10 2018 IEBC
2019-11 2018 ISPSC
2019-12 2006 IECC



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