Next Steps for adoption of 2015 Codes and AmendmentsThe State Building Code Council has completed the 2015 public hearings and public comment period for adoption of the 2015 Codes. Next steps for adoption of the rules will include two Committee meetings, and two Council meetings/work sessions for deliberation and final decisions regarding modifications to the proposed rules. See the Rulemaking page and the Written Testimony page for more information.New Emergency Rule adopted for elevator shaft protection At the October 16 Council meeting an emergency rule was adopted regarding elevator cabling. The provisions in the rule were scheduled to be adopted with the 2015 codes, but the Council determined that this is a life safety issue that needs to be effective immediately. Click here to review the rule as adopted.
Emergency Rules re: Marijuana Processing and Extraction FacilitiesThe 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 ReceivedNote: 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.
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)
Nov 12 | BFP Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. - noon Olympia, DES Building/Room 2042
Nov 12 | MVE Committee Meeting - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Olympia, DES Building/Room 2042 Nov 13 | Council Meeting/Worksession - 10 a.m. Shoreline City Hall - Council Chambers
Nov. 19 | MVE Committee Meeting - 10 a.m. Olympia, DES Building **Room 2208** (Please note room change) Nov 20 | Council Meeting/Worksession - 10 a.m. Olympia - DES Building - Presentation Room
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.
AAG memo on UPC/IPC Council letter on the state plumbing code
2015 ICC Model Codes
SBCC By-laws (updated April 2012)
SBCC Process Improvement Guidelines for providing public testimony
Online training for Boards & Commissions
2012 SBCC Energy Code Legislative Report
2012 Washington State Energy Code (ICC version)