Design Criteria

Starting JANUARY 2, 2022, the Town of Jackson will adopt and enforce the 2021 International Codes, which will also include the 2021 Energy Code.  The new code information can be found on the Pending Codification Page  link under Title 15.

The following is the required design criteria for building in the Town of Jackson.

Current Adopted Codes

  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code –NFPA 70
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code and International Wildland-Urban Interface
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code

International Residential Code - Climatic & Geographic Design Criteria

  • Flood Hazards - 1989
  • Frost Line Depth - 34 inches
  • Ground snow load - 93 pounds per square feet
  • Ice Shield Underlayment Required - Yes
  • Mean Annual Temp - 38 degrees
  • Seismic Design Category - D
  • Termite - None to Slight
  • Weathering - Severe
  • Wind Speed - 115 mph 
  • Winter Design Temperature - 30 degrees

Plans, Architectural, Engineer

  • Architectural Drawings must be wet stamped by a licensed Wyoming Architect
  • Civil and Structural drawing must be wet stamped by a license Wyoming Engineer
  • Plans must be drawn on 24 by 36 inch paper, to a 0.25 inch scale (except for details, which may be shown at a larger scale)

Fire Sprinklers

Additionally, all structures, regardless of occupancy, 5,000 square feet or larger shall be protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system, installed in accordance with further requirements of this Chapter whichever applies based on type of occupancy. Where requirements in this chapter are more restrictive, the more restrictive requirement shall control. Exceptions include agricultural buildings. Where uses other than residential occur within an agricultural building, and comprise not more than 10% of the floor area of such building, an automatic fire extinguishing system may be omitted unless otherwise required by this Chapter."