A message from PPRBD:
The first draft of the new 2023 Pikes Peak Regional Building Code is now available as of July 1st. That is also opening day for the first round of Public Comment which will last two months. There will be a very obvious button on the PPRBD website for public comment. It is really important that you review the proposed amendments to the new codes and give us your feedback. Please provide constructive comments and any suggestions you might have. Comments like, “I don’t like it” or “don’t do it” will not be helpful.
This will be a very lengthy process so I’ve included an estimated schedule for the code change.
Code Development Schedule
|Topic||Start Date||End Date||Status|
|First Round Public Comment||July 1, 2022||August 31, 2022||In Progress|
|Code Reconciliation and Board of Review work session||September 1, 2022||September 30, 2022||TBD|
|Second Round Public Comment||October 1, 2022||October 31, 2022||TBD|
|Code reconciliation of final 2023 PPRBC Draft||November 1, 2022||November 15, 2022||TBD|
|Board of Review/Building Commission work sessions on final 2023 PPRBC Draft||November 16, 2022||December 31, 2022||TBD|
|Board of Review approval||December, 2022||December, 2022||TBD|
|Building Commission approval||December, 2022||December, 2022||TBD|
|Jurisdictional approval||TBD, 2023||TBD, 2023||TBD|
The most important date is July 1, 2023. That is the deadline for when we must have a new code adopted and enforced. If we don’t beat that deadline, the new energy code bill that passed the legislature earlier this year will force us to adopt the latest energy code (2021 IECC), which will be significantly more restrictive and will make it more expensive to build. Please help us beat this deadline by getting your feedback to us early.