Codes

 Current adopted Washoe County Building Codes as of September 1, 2013

Design Criteria
100.100.10 Adopted Codes.  The following recognized codes are hereby adopted by Washoe County together with the supplements, listed changes, additions and deletions as noted:

 1.  2012 Edition, International Building Code ("IBC"), chapters 2 through 35 and Appendices C,E, and I.
 2.  2012 Edition, International Residential Code ("IRC"), chapters 2 through 44 and Appendices A, B, C, G, H, J, K, and L.
 3.  2012 Edition, International Existing Building Code ("IEBC"), chapters 2 through 16 and Appendices.
 4.  2012 Edition, International Energy Conservation Code ("IECC").
 5.  2012 Edition, International Fuel Gas Code ("IFGC"), chapters 2 through 8 and Appendix A.
 6.  2012 Edition, International Green Construction Code ("IgCC"), chapters 2 through 12.
 7.  2012 Edition, International Mechanical Code ("IMC"), chapters 2 through 15.
 8.  2012 Edition, International Wildland-Urban Interface Code ("IWUIC"), chapter 5.
 9.  2012 Edition, International Swimming Pool and Spa Code ("ISPSC"), chapters 2 through 11.
10. 2012 Edition, Uniform Plumbing Code ("UPC"), chapters 2 through 17 and Appendices A, B, D, E, F, I, and L.
11. 2012 Edition, Uniform Mechanical Code ("UMC"), chapters 2 through 17 and Appendices A, B and C.
12. 2011 Edition, National Electrical Code ("NEC").
13. 2009 Edition, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, ICC A117.1-2009
14. National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") 58 and 54.
17.  2012 International Fire Code ("IFC").
18.  2012 International Wildland Interface Code ("IWUIC").
19.  2012 Northern Nevada Fire Amendments, Checklists, and Handouts.
       North Lake Tahoe - http://www.nltfpd.net/prevention
20.  Health Department Information - https://www.washoecounty.us/health

Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria
1.  Roof Snow Load - See Below Table 1608.2.1
2.  Wind speed (mph) - Exposure "C"
  •   IRC - 100 mph
  •   IBC -   
    • Risk Category I - 120 mph Vult'
    • Risk Category II - 130 mph Vult'
    • Risk Category III & IV - 140 mph Vult'
3.  Seismic Design Category - D2
4.  Frost Depth - 24" minimum
5.  Winter Design Temperature - 10 Degrees
6.  Ice Shield Under Layment Required - Yes > 5300' elevation
7.  Flood Hazards - Consult with the Engineering Division of Development Services
8.  Air Freezing Index - 594
9.  Mean Annual Temperature - 49.4 F
10. Subject to Damage From - Weathering - Severe/Termite - Moderate/Heavy/Decay - None/Slight
Amendments to the above codes can be found within:
Archived Washoe County Building Codes