Building / Development Permits & Codes

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Building Codes

The City of Safford recognizes and follows the following building codes:
  • International Building Code 2015
  • International Existing Building Code 2015
  • International Residential Code 2015
  • International Plumbing Code 2015
  • International Mechanical Code 2015
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2015
  • International Fire Code 2015
  • National Electrical Code 2014
  • ADA Code Americans with Disability Act Standards for Accessible Design
  • Swimming Pool Safety Code §ARS 36-1681

A complete set of building code books are available to view in the Building Inspector's office. Please call 928-432-4140 to schedule a time to view these books.

Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria


GROUND
SNOW LOAD
WIND DESIGN
SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY
EXPOSURE CATEGORY
SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM
WINTER DESIGN TEMP
ICE BARRIER UNDERLAYMENT
REQUIRED
AIR
FREEZING
INDEX
MEAN ANNUAL TEMP
Speed
(mph)
Topographic
effects
Special Wind Region Wind-borne Debris Zone Weathering
Frost line depth
Termite
0
115
No

No

No

C
C
Negligible
0.5 inch
Moderate to Heavy
32°
No
1500
or less
62.5°


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