Building Code Information

As of July 1, 2013, the City of Snohomish will be using a new set of codes as required by State Law (RCW 19.27).

The State Building Code Council has adopted the 2012 editions of the codes below, with amendments.  These codes went into effect July 1, 2013.

Which Codes are in Effect?
2012 International Building Code – WAC 51-50
2012 International Residential Code – WAC 51-51
2012 International Mechanical Code – WAC 51-52
2012 NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code – WAC 51-52-21000
2012 Edition of NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code – WAC 51-52
2012 International Fuel Gas Code - WAC 51-52
2012 International Fire Code – WAC 51-54
2012 Uniform Plumbing Code & Standards – WAC 51–56 and WAC 51-57
2012 Washington State Energy Code – (International Energy Conservation Code ) - WAC 51-11
2012 International Existing Building Code-WAC 51-50-480000

Where can I view/purchase these codes?
A variety of sources to purchase these codes are available online.  They are also available for purchase directly through the Washington Association of Building Officials bookstore.  Copies of the codes are always available for viewing at City Hall.  Also, many libraries keep copies of current "standard codes" (though they may not include local amendments).

Washington State amendments can be downloaded for free on the Washington State Building Code Council's website.  State amendments are also available for purchase in hard copy through the WABO bookstore.