Building Code Information

Building Codes Followed in Cache County


Effective July 1, 2016, the State of Utah adopted the following statewide codes:


  • 2015 IBC - International Building Code
  • 2015 IRC - International Residential Code
  • 2015 IPC - Plumbing Code
  • 2015 IMC - International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 IFGC - International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 IECC - International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2014 NEC - National Electrical Code remains in Effect


Also be aware of the following:

  • ANSI 117.1 2009 Edition
  • Residential Code 2015 IRC and the 2015 IECC - residential codes encompass all of the above listed codes and are valid for dwellings up to a duplex type house. Residences requiring special engineering or special features may need to adhere to a different code and is determined on a case by case basis.

Utah State has also adopted Amendments to the IBC.


Caution: Building codes and construction standards are complicated and can require specialized experience. Always consult a qualified contractor on construction projects.



Environmental Standards for Cache Valley

  • Roof Snow Load - 37lbs or more / sq. foot in valley areas.  For canyons and all mountain areas, the load is 100 lbs or more / sw. foot.
  • Seismic Load - D
  • Wind - 90 mph
  • Depth for Frost Protection - 30 inches below grade