Building Codes/Design Standards


The City of Elko has adopted the International Building Codes. The International Building Code (IBC) is a comprehensive set of regulations that govern the design, construction, maintenance, and occupancy of buildings and structures. Many municipalities adopt and enforce these codes to ensure the safety and integrity of their built environment. 
  • The ICC code books can be found online at the International Code Council Website,,
  • The UPC and UMC code books can be found at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Website,
  • The NEC code book can be found at the National Fire Protection Association Website,

  • Seismic Design Category D0
  • Wind Speed 115 MPH (at 3 Second gust)
  • Wind Exposure C
  • Snow Loads (both ground and roof) 30 PSF
  • Frost Depth Thirty Inches (30")