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- Building Codes & Design Criteria
Building Codes & Design Criteria
The Town of Erie Board of Trustees has adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) to be effective Aug. 21, 2021.
REQUIRED: Any and all electrical work permitted in the Town after Sept. 21, 2021 is required to comply with the 2020 NEC.
Please also review the 2021 International Code Adoption Ordinance. The Board of Trustees approved the adoption of these codes on Dec. 13, 2022.
2021 International Fire Codes
The Board of Trustees held a public hearing on the adoption of the 2021 International Fire Codes on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. Review the draft ordinance.
Building codes are established to provide minimum standards to safeguard life and limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling construction.
NOTICE: 2021 Code Adoption | Grace Period Extension
The Town of Erie Board of Trustees adopted the 2021 editions of the International Codes (I-Codes) on Dec. 13, 2022 that became effective as of Jan. 20, 2023.
To allow for builders, developers, and others to review and adjust to the new codes, a grace period was enacted in which the previous 2015 I-Codes were still applicable. This initial grace period is set to expire, meaning that all applications received after March 31, 2023 would need to be submitted, accepted, and comply with the 2021 editions of the I-Codes and applicable amendments.
To allow for adequate and consistent interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of the adopted 2021 I-Codes, the grace period for compliance is now extended for up to 6 months from April 1, 2023. A specific compliance date will be determined shortly, and a follow-up notification will be issued. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this extension.
- 2015 I-Codes
The following I-Codes will be active through April 1, 2023* and will be used for projects which began the permitting and approval process prior to the date, but have not yet been completed.
- International Building Code 2015 Edition
- International Residential Code 2015 Edition
- National Electrical Code 2020 Edition effective 8/21/21 (free registration required) local amendments
- International Energy Conservation Code 2015 Edition
- International Mechanical Code 2015 Edition
- International Plumbing Code 2015 Edition
- International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2015 Edition
- International Fuel Gas Code 2015 Edition
- International Existing Building Code 2015 Edition
- International Fire Code 2015 Edition
*A grace period has been put in place to extend the use of these codes through fall 2023
- 2021 I-Codes
*A grace period has been enacted to allow for the previous 2015 I-Codes to be utilized while all involved parties prepare for implementation of 2021 Codes. These codes will be the mandatory codes to follow beginning in fall 2023.
- International Building Code 2021 Code Edition
- International Residential Code 2021 Code Edition
- National Electrical Code 2020 Edition - local amendments
- International Energy Conservation Code 2021 Code Edition
- International Mechanical Code 2021 Code Edition
- International Plumbing Code 2021 Code Edition
- International Swimming Pool and Spa code 2021
- International Fuel Gas Code 2021 Edition
- International Existing Building Code 2021 Edition
- International Fire Code 2021 Edition
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.
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