Walsenburg (City), Colorado
|Name||Residential Building Code – IRC 2015 and Tiny Home Amendments|
|Municipal Code||Chapter 18 - Building Regulations; Article 2 – Building Codes; 18-2-30, 18-3-30, 18-6-30, 18-7-30, 18-9-30, 18-10-30, 18-11-30|
The City of Walsenburg defines a tiny home as a permanent structure constructed on or off site for one or more persons year round living with a floor area of 100 and 500 square feet inclusive, mounted to a permanent foundation, attached permanently to City utilities with a separate water meter and, if applicable, a separate natural gas line and meter, that the City Building Inspector has inspected and for which the City Building Inspector has issued a certificate of occupancy.
Qualified foundations include: stem wall, slab and diamond pier. All foundation plans and floodplain elevation certificates must be wet stamped by a Colorado licensed professional engineer.
Off-premises construction. A primary or accessory dwelling built off premises requires both American National Safety Institute 19.2 or 19.5 (ANCI) and National Fire Protection Agency 1192 (NFPA) approval and certification.
The full building code is similar to Appendix Q.
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525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Updated: March 2021 – Loran
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