Design Criteria

These are GENERAL CRITERIA for the Grand County region. Specific locations or a change in elevation can cause variations in these criteria.

Utah State Construction C​ode


Grand County Design Criteria

  • Roof Snow Load:  15 pounds at 4,000 feet; Above 4,000 feet add 5 lbs per 1,000 feet in elevation
  • Ground Snow Load:  21 pounds at 4,000 feet; Above 4,000 feet add 5 lbs per 1,000 feet in elevation
  • Frost Depth:  Below 5,000 feet = 20 inches; 5,000 feet and above contact the Building Inspector
  • Wind Load:  115 mph exposure C
  • Seismic Zone:  B

For more information regarding Utah State Construction Code

  
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Building

Click here to download sample floor plans that have been approved to use for small houses or accessory dwelling units. 


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Plans for proposed sanitary dumping stations must be submitted to the Grand County Building Department and the Southeastern Utah District Health Department for review and approval prior to the construction. 

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