Next Steps for adoption of 2015 Codes and Amendments
The 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 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.


We want to hear from you!  Please click above to connect with us about:
  • 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)            



       Nov 12 BFP Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. - noon
Olympia, DES Building/Room 2042                        

       Nov 12 | MVE Committee Meeting1 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




 For past meeting info, see the Technical Advisory Group or   Meeting Schedules & Agendas tab, as appropriate
 Economic Workgroup 2015 - NEW! Membership List

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
     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)