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Snow Load Design

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The entire Town of Truckee is declared a snow area. In accordance with CBC Section 1608.2, snow loads are based on the "Report of Snow Load Study of Truckee Quadrangle Portions of Nevada County, California," by John Webster Brown, dated June 1973, a copy of which is on file in the Building Department.

All structures require engineered plans, thereby eliminating building code references to conventional construction. See Town of Truckee Municipal Code Sections 15.03.110 and 15.03.120 for specific snow load design criteria that modify the basic requirements of CBC Chapter 16 and ASCE 7-10.

To find the ground snow load for a parcel, enter the street address in the search bar below or zoom in and click on a parcel.

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