Truckee adjusts its building codes |

Truckee adjusts its building codes

The Truckee Town Council has adopted changes to the town’s building code that will go into effect Jan. 1, bringing the town up to date with state standards.

The new additions include building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy codes, along with 2006 swimming-pool, hot-tub and solar-energy codes.

Some of the bigger changes for Truckee include design improvements for withstanding earthquakes and wind, and urban/wildland interface zones for preventing fire, said Truckee Chief Building official Michael Lavallee.

After a public review process and the necessary adjustments for mountain climate and geography, the town council unanimously adopted the modifications on Nov. 1.

A second reading of the changes will go before council at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at town hall, Lavallee said.

Copies of the updated code and summary of changes are available online at

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