JACKSON, Wyo. — The Town of Jackson and the State of Wyoming will implement new building and fire codes beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
According to a press release from the Town of Jackson, Wyoming will officially move to the 2021 International Building Code, Existing Building Code, Fire Code, Mechanical Code and Fuel Gas Code. At that same time, the Town of Jackson will adopt the 2021 Energy Conservation, Wildland Urban Interface, Residential and Plumbing Codes. The Town will also amend the International Building, Existing Building, Fire, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas codes to be more restrictive and address unique realities in our community. Local jurisdictions are allowed to amend State adopted codes to be more restrictive but can not make them less restrictive.
Current codes in Jackson are from 2018.
Specific changes in the new versions of the codes and local amendments based on the unique realities in our community, are listed below.
• International Energy Conservation Code – Adoption of the 2021 code will include increased R-values for ceiling insulation from R-49 to R-60 and Window and Door fenestration U-Factors from U-.32 to U-.30. Jackson’s code will amend out all commissioning requirements as our community does not have commissioning agencies for builders to meet this requirement.
• International Building and Residential Codes – Adoption of the 2021 code will include a local amendment adding requirements for Cold Roof Systems on Structural Insulated Panel roofs.
• International Wildland-Urban Interface Code – Adoption of the 2021 code will include a local amendment prohibiting the use of wood shakes and wood shingles within the mapped Wildland-Urban Interface areas of the Town.