Residential Buildings

The purpose of the regulations is to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health, and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress, facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards to the building environment.

Residential building for 1- and 2-family dwellings shall be reviewed for compliance under the current adopted edition of the International Residential Code (IRC).

The IRC shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal, and demolition of detached 1- and 2-family dwellings and townhouses not more than 3 stories above grade in height with separate means of egress and their accessory structures.