Residential Building Code – IRC 2015 and Tiny Home Amendments

Walsenburg (City), Colorado


Name Residential Building Code – IRC 2015 and Tiny Home Amendments
Municipality Walsenburg (City)
Zoning Districts
Effective Date 10/26/2021
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
Code Link
Authority Building Department


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.

Need More Info?

Ordinance No. 1092


Key Contacts

Building Department
525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089
(719) 738-1048



Updated:  March 2021 – Loran

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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.

Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.


ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit

DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles

IB — Industrialized Buildings

IRC — International Residential Code

PUD — Planned Unit Development

RV — Recreational Vehicle

SF — Single Family Dwelling

T — Transitional Housing

UDO — Unified Development Ordinance

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