Garden City Building Regulations
Online Building Codes 
To access building code requirements use the Int'l Code Council's Public Access Library
Communities in the state of Idaho are required to adopt the Codes in effect as of January 1, 2021:

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) (parts I, II, III, and IX), with Idaho amendments collectively named in the Idaho Residential Code 2020 Edition
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, with Idaho amendments collectively named in the Idaho Energy Conservation Code 2020 Edition 
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code

IDAPA , Idaho administrative rules containing the amendments to the above codes

  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
  •  2017 NEC, including amendments 
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code Parts V & VI 
  • 2017 Idaho State Plumbing Code (ISPC)
  • ANSI/ASME A17.1 2010, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
  • ANSI/ASME A17.2 2007 Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, & Moving Walks.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.3 2008 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.4 1999 Guide for Emergency Personnel.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.5 2004 Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.6 2010 Standard for Elevator Suspension, and Governor Systems.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.7 2007 Performance-based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.
  • ANSI/ASME A18.1 2008 Safety Standards for Platform Lifts and Chairlifts.
  • ASME QE-1 2010 Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors.
  • IDAPA 07.04.02 – Safety Rules for Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks, Idaho administrative rules amend the above codes see page 2 (marked page 16) 

Per Idaho Statues architectural drawings are required to be provided by a licensed professional. The following exceptions for architectural stamped plans: 1) Occupancy Groups B, F1, F2, M, S1, and S2 not exceeding two (2) stories and 6,000 square feet total area may be prepared, signed, & sealed by a professional engineer licensed by the State of Idaho 2) Interior Tenant Improvements, where no change of use or occupancy is occurring, within existing tenant spaces of 1,500 square feet or less for existing A, B, E, F1, F2, M, S1, and S2 Occupancies. 3) Where work scope is limited to interior nonbearing partitions not exceeding sixty (60) lineal feet.   4) When there is no proposed alteration to the structure.  Plans not drafted by a licensed professional are still to be legible and provide all applicable