Public Hearings on 2015 Codes and Amendments
The State Building Code Council is entering a comment period on proposed rules to adopt the 2015 State Building Code. The proposed rules will be published on the Washington State Register issue 15-16. The documents are also posted on our Rulemaking page. There are links provided on the Rulemaking page to submit public comment. Public hearings are scheduled for September 11 in Spokane and October 16 in Olympia. Written testimony will be accepted until October 23, 2015.
View Written Testimony submitted to date.

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)            


Oct 16  | Council Meeting / Public Hearing - 10 a.m.
                       Olympia - DES Building - Presentation Room

       Nov 13 Council Meeting/Worksession - 10 a.m.
Shoreline City Hall - Council Chambers

       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
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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)