Adopted Building Codes

Building Codes

Proposed Ordinance Revisions

Over the past severals months, Adams County Building Safety Staff and Fire Marshals have reviewed the most current versions of the 2018 International Building Codes and developed proposed amendments thereto.  As part of our adoption process, we are requesting your feedback to the proposed amendments.

All proposed language/changes for the Ordinances are underlined, while the deletions are shown as strikethrough.

We request you submit any comments or feedback via email to the following email address When submitting your comments, we request you identify yourself as a contractor, resident, design professional, code professional, business owner, or representative of an organization.  This information will assist with categorizing the responses.

Ordinance 4 Fire Code

Ordinance 12 Building Code


Building Codes

The following building codes were adopted by the Adams County Board of Commissioners:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2006 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Residential Building Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code

To obtain a copy of any one of these code books, please visit the International Code Council website.


The following Ordinances were adopted by the Adams County Board of Commissioners