Building & Zoning

Building and Zoning Department SealDepartment Mission

The County Building & Zoning Department provides quality service to the community in a manner that is comprehensive, efficient, and knowledgeable. We continue our commitment to excellent public safety and quality of life, by building strong relationships and partnerships with residents, businesses, and the development communities; through innovative programming, technology and the enforcement of the highest standards of codes.

Department Goal

The goal of the Building & Zoning Department is to provide excellent public service, by expanding broadening and enhancing communication with our customers, while maintaining a comprehensive countywide construction and code enforcement program.

County Building Codes

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 (State) Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2020 (State) National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 (State) International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code

County Design Criteria

  • Ground Snow Load: 30 pounds per square foot
  • Wind Speed: 90 mph for a 3 second gust /Exposure C
  • Seismic Design Category: B
  • Weathering Probability for Concrete: Severe
  • Frost Line Depth: 42-inches below finish grade
  • Termite: Moderate to Heavy
  • Decay: Slight to Moderate
  • Winter Design Temperature: -5 degrees