2015 Plumbing Code - State Code Change Proposal Deadline Extended
The deadline for submitting proposals to amend the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code has been extended to April 15, 2015. In light of the limited availability of the 2015 UPC thus far, the Council voted to extend the proposal deadline to allow more time for interested parties to review the new code. 

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)            


           April 23PV TAG/ 9 a.m.- noon
                 DES Building/Room 2063 (monitor location) See agenda for WebEx links and conference call phone connection.

            April 24 | Energy Code TAG, 9:30 am
                           Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Ctr.

           April 27  | IRC TAG/ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
                  Shoreline City Hall - Room 303. See agenda for WebEx links and conference call phone connection.

            April 28  | CO TAG/ 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
                   DES Building/Room 2320 (monitor location) See agenda for WebEx links and conference call phone connection.

            May 1  | Fire Code TAG/ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                     SeaTac City Hall, Room 128

            May 1 | Energy Code TAG, 9:30 am
                           Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Ctr.

         May 6 | Plumbing TAG, 9 a.m.
                          Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Ctr.

            May 6 | Mechanical Code TAG, 1:30 p.m.
                          Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Ctr.

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

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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)