Building Codes

Adopted Codes and Ordinances

(Effective June 19, 2015)

Building: 
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 and Chapter 150 of the Municipal Code

Commercial
International Building Code 2012 Edition


IBC 2012

Residential
International Residential Code 2012 Edition

IRC 2012

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

Electrical:
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 152 of the Municipal Code

National Electrical Code 2017 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements

2017

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

International Energy Conservation Code 2012 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements

IECC 2012

Fire Code:
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 92 of the Municipal Code

International Fire Code 2012 Edition

IFC 2012

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

Mechanical: 

 Effective September 18th, 2019

** Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 155 of the Urbandale Municipal Code.

Plumbing: 

 Effective September 18th, 2019

** Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 155 of the Urbandale Municipal Code.

International Plumbing Code 2012 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements

IPC 2012

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