The 2014 National Electrical Code was adopted by the State of Colorado effective July 1, 2014.
The City and County of Broomfield started enforcing this new edition on the same date. We have compiled a list of changes likely to affect residential construction in this 2014 NEC Residential Change Handout.
The City and County of Broomfield has adopted the 2012 International Codes.
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 the Broomfield City Council passed an ordinance adopting the 2012 ICC code package with an effective date of March 15, 2014. This means that all permits issued as of March 15, 2014 will need to have plans designed, reviewed, and approved by the Building Division to meet the 2012 Codes. This will include the architectural plans, structural framing plans, structural foundation plans, soils reports, roof truss plans, and energy code documents. Attached is a short summary of significant changes from the 2009 to the 2012 codes.
Many builders with existing approved 2009 master plans have not submitted plans updated for the 2012 Codes for review. Please submit these plans as soon as possible so that our staff will have adequate time to review and approve them. Any permit applications currently in process that are not issued before March 15, 2014 will require a total resubmittal if 2012 plans have not been approved.
Beginning February 12, all new house permit submittals will need to have plans that have been reviewed and approved by Building Division to meet the 2012 codes, since we cannot guarantee that applications will make it through our overall review process in the next 4 weeks or so. This will include all builders with master plans and all new custom homes.
Please see the Adoption Ordinance #1994 to see changes from the current Broomfield Municipal Code.
Significant Changes to the 2012 International Codes - Handout