Codes and requirements
The following are codes and requirements to build within Garfield County.
Garfield County adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, effective June 30, 2023.
Garfield County adopted the 2015 International Building Code, effective July 1, 2016.
A list of Garfield County building requirements (residential) including snow loads, seismic category, etc.
Garfield County adopted a Fire Code by Resolution 2018-02, effective August 6, 2018.
All new construction, remodels and additions are required to install carbon monoxide alarms as required by State House Bill 09-1091, effective July 1, 2009.
Garfield County requires buildings and facilities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and requires construction to comply with Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities
All Garfield County property owners are recommended to employ wildfire mitigation strategies in the development and construction of all buildings throughout the county. Please refer to the following Colorado State Forest Service website https://csfs.colostate.edu/wildfire-mitigation/for specific wildfire strategies specific to your project.
Mobile Home Park Registration
New registration requirements for mobile home parks in Colorado take effect on February 1, 2020. Please click here to access Frequently Asked Questions related to the new registration requirement for mobile home parks in Colorado.
During construction builders are encouraged to identify and mitigate common environmental hazards. Resources are available locally to provide assistance. Contact the following organizations for assistance with:
Asbestos: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Radon: Garfield County Environmental Health – (970) 665-6383
Mill Tailings: Garfield County Environmental Health (970) 625-5200;
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Grand Junction Office – (970) 248-7164
Uranium mill tailings website
Indoor Air Quality: Garfield County Environmental Health