Building Codes & Design Criteria

Code Updates

The Town of Erie Board of Trustees has adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) to be effective Aug. 21, 2021. Please be advised: any and all electrical work permitted in the Town after Sept. 21, 2021 will be required to comply with the 2020 NEC.

Please also review the 2021 DRAFT International Code Adoption Ordinance. The Board of Trustees is scheduled to review and deliberate on approval of the draft code amendments at their regular meeting on Dec. 13.

Building Codes

Building codes are established to provide minimum standards to safeguard life and limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling construction.  Effective January 17, 2020, the Town of Erie is currently enforcing the following codes:

Planning Division Design Criteria

This includes items such as architectural standards, access requirements, and orientation requirements. These requirements are governed by the Unified Development Code as well as individual subdivision development agreements. Development Design Standards.

Please consult with the Planning Division to ensure your project meets these requirements.

Design Criteria

Please design residential projects to comply with the following criteria:

  • Snow load - 30 psf
  • Wind load - 142 mph V(ult)
  • Frost depth - 30 inches
  • Winter design temp - 0 degrees
  • Summer design temp - 91 degrees