Seattle, Bellevue and Local Area Building CodesAuthor: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC Date: 19-Nov-2013. Category: Structural Add to Favorites
- City of Bellevue
- City of Bothell
- City of Burien
- City of Duvall
- City of Gig Harbor
- City of Issaquah
- City of Kenmore
- City of Kirkland
- City of Mercer Island
- City of Mill Creek
- City of Sammamish
- Snohomish County
- City of Snoqualmie
- City of Woodinville
Effective July 1, 2008, the state of Washington adopted the codes listed below. It is important that you are familiar with the new International Codes prior to submitting an application in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your permit.
- 2009 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2009 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- 2009 International Fire Code (IFC)
- 2006 Washington State Energy Code, WAC 51-11 (WSEC)
- 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
- 2009 National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54)
- 2008 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58)
- The Washington Cities Electrical Code
- 2009 Washington State-Wide Amendments
State of Washington Amendments to the codes can be viewed through the State Building Code Council. TheState Amendments to the NEC can be viewed at Publication 296-46B.
Washington State Asbestos Laws
If you discover suspect asbestos materials, you must report them to the building owner within 24 hours. Asbestos materials may be found in enclosed structures or between other materials, where they are not accessible before work. If materials not listed in the survey then work should stop and the Company that performed the survey needs to be notified. Additional testing will be needed unless the materials are assumed Positive for Asbestos.
- Building owners must have their buildings inspected for asbestos before construction, renovation and demolition activities. Find out more …
- Construction contractors - Disturbing asbestos materials during construction is a serious hazard. Before bidding or starting any construction work, they must obtain a written asbestos report from the building owner or owner's agent. Find out more ...
- Asbestos abatement (removal) contractors — anyone handling or removing asbestos in Washington.
Note to Homeowners:
You are exempt from the asbestos survey requirements if you are working in your own residence, where you live, and you do the work yourself. If your residence is used for commercial purposes, such as a rental, or home office, or you bring in a contractor, other workers, or volunteers, to do work that disturbs asbestos containing materials, the asbestos removal requirements apply.
All due care is taken to provide true and accurate information on this website. However always call and check with a professional before acting on anything you read on this website as changes are always happening with Codes, Standards and Regulations and requirements can vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This information is for general knowledge and should not necessarily be relied on.