Codes

Humboldt County Basic Design Requirements

  • Seismic Design Category
    • IRC - D1
    • IBC - D
  • Live Load - 20 pound
  • Ground Snow Load 
    • Up to 5,000 feet elevation - 5 pound
    • Over 5,000 feet elevation - 10 pound
  • Wind
  • Wind Load

    IRC - 89 mph Vasd nominal design wind speed/115 mph Vult ultimate design wind speed, Exposure C

    IBC – Per Table 1604.5

  • Risk Category I (Ag buildings, storage buildings, garages, etc)– 90 mph basic design wind speed, Exposure C
    Risk Category II (Buildings & Other Structures except those listed in Risk Categories I,III,IV– 95 mph basic design wind speed, Exposure C
    Risk Category III ( Buildings and structures that represent substantial hazard to human life in the event of a failure) – 105 mph basic design wind speed, Exposure C
    Risk Category IV(Buildings and other structures designated as essential facilities) – 100 mph basic design wind speed, Exposure C

    Frost Depth - 24 inches

Ordinance 09-03-19

Humboldt County has adopted by Ordinance 11-04-13a the following codes:

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2017 National Electric Code
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Uniform Mechanical Code
  • Nevada Revised Statue Chapter 489 (Mobile Homes and Similar Vehicles; Manufactured Homes)
  • Building Ordinance 09-03-19 (PDF)
  • 2018 Code Amendments (PDF)

Ordinance 03-07-16

Humboldt County has adopted by Ordinance 01-05-09 the following ordinance: