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The objective of the Building Department of Elko is to provide for code compliance by requiring construction documents to be prepared in adequate detail and submitted for review and acceptance. The International Building Code suggests design standards for every area of the nation and in Elko, Nevada, our design values are:

 

Applicable Codes:

The objective of the Building Department of Elko is to provide for code compliance by requiring construction documents to be prepared in adequate detail and submitted for review and acceptance. Accordingly, the Building Department intends to see that structures are designed to withstand reasonable loads with normal use.  The following are the adopted codes by the City of Elko:

  • 2009 International Building Code with Appendices C, E, F, G, H, I and J and necessary administrative provisions.
  • 2009 International Residential Code with the exception of Chapters 11-42 but with  appendices H, and K and necessary administrative provisions.
  • 2009 Uniform Mechanical Code with Appendices A, B, C, and D and necessary administrative provisions.
  • 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code with Appendices A, B, D, E, I, L and necessary administrative provisions.
  • 2009 International Fire Code and necessary administrative provisions.
  • 2008 National Electrical Code and necessary administrative provisions
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and necessary administrative provisions.


  • The ICC code books can be found online at the International Code Council Website,www.iccsafe.org,
  • The UPC and UMC code books can be found at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Website, www.iapmo.org
  • The NEC code book can be found at the National Fire Protection Association Website, www.nfpa.org.
Accordingly, the Building Department intends to see that structures are designed to withstand reasonable loads with normal use.
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  • Seismic Design Category D

  • Wind Speed 90 MPH (at 3 second gust)
  • Wind Exposure C

  • Snow Loads( both ground and roof) 30 PSF

  • Frost Depth Thirty Inches (30")