NEW! Emergency Rules re: Marijuana Processing and Extraction Facilities

The State Building Code Council has adopted emergency rules regarding Marijuana processing and extraction facilities.  The rules are effective on July 1, 2015. Please click here for more detailed information.  Print insert page on permits - HERE; and for new Chapter 38 - Marijuana Processing and Extraction Facilites - HERE. 

Link to All 2015 Code Change Proposals Received
Note: If you submitted a code change proposal by the March 1, 2015 deadline, and you do not see your proposal listed, please contact SBCC staff to resolve the issue.  We will update the lists as  necessary.

Energy Code Integrated Draft
The 2015 Washington State Energy Code Integrated Draft is now available for review. The drafts are separated into the Commercial Provisions and Residential Provisions. Click the links above to view the Integrated Drafts. The Appendices A, B and C were not changed from the 2012 editions and are also open for code change proposals.

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  • Any code related questions;
  • Process improvement suggestions;
  • Washington State amendments;
  • How to submit a code change proposal.

Click the "Meeting Schedules and Agendas" tab above to see the list of past and future scheduled Council and Committee meetings.


Council Meeting Documents (check back often for updated links)            



       July 17 | Economic Workgroup, 9 a.m.
                      Seattle Area Pipe Trades
             Economic Workgroup 2015 - NEW! Membership List


 For past meeting info, see the Technical Advisory Group or   Meeting Schedules & Agendas tab, as appropriate

The State Building Council
is a state agency created by the legislature to provide independent analysis and objective advice to the legislature and the Governor's Office on state building code issues.  The Council establishes the minimum building, mechanical, fire, plumbing and energy code requirements necessary to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state of Washington, by reviewing, developing and adopting the state building code.  

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Featured Links  

  AAG memo on UPC/IPC proposal from Arlington

  2015 ICC Model Codes

  SBCC By-laws (updated April 2012)


  SBCC Process Improvement 

Guidelines for providing public testimony 

 Online training for Boards & Commissions 

  2013 SBCC Energy Code Legislative Report  

  2012 Washington State Energy Code
          (ICC version)