Building Codes, Amendments & Division Policies

The Building and Code Compliance Division is responsible for:

  • Administering and enforcing the adopted International Codes, National Electric Code, and City Ordinances to ensure commercial and residential structures are built to standards that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and general public
  • Providing code and ordinance interpretations to citizens, contractors, and design professionals through consultation and informational handouts
  • Reviewing building applications and plans for compliance with ordinances and codes
  • Conducting Inspections of construction work requiring building permits to ensure the safety of the public and compliance with city ordinances and codes
  • Verifying qualifications of licensing of contractors


Adopted Building Codes

The City of Littleton has adopted the following building codes. Codes indicated with an asterisk (*) have been amended in the 2012 International Model Codes Amendments(PDF, 248KB).

  • 2012 International Building Code* (effective 01/01/2014)
  • 2012 International Residential Code* (effective 01/01/2014)
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code* (effective 01/01/2014)
  • 2014 National Electrical Code* (adopted 2/19/2015)
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code* (effective 01/01/2014)
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code* (effective 01/01/2014)
  • 2012 Property Maintenance Code* (effective 01/01/2014)
  • 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings*
  • ANSI/ASME A-17.1 2007 Elevator and Escalator Safety Code; ASME A17.3 2005; ASME A18.1 2005 Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts Safety Code; ASME A18.1 2005*
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code* (effective 01/01/2014)
  • 2009 International Fire Code (effective 10/20/2009) - Amended in Title 5
  • Littleton Municipal Code, Title 4

Code Books may be purchased from the International Code Council: 


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