The Council's Policies and Procedures, in WAC 51-04-060, allows the Council to issue opinions relating to the codes at the request of a local or state official, or their designee, responsible for implementation and enforcement of the specific code provision on which the opinion is requested. For the Council to provide a formal interpretation, a letter requesting the interpretation needs to be submitted by a code official. The final interpretations are the opinions of the Council and are advisory only. Interpretations that have been finalized are provided through the links to the left.
Some of the Interpretations refer to illustrations, diagrams, and attached documentation. These supporting documents are not posted on the Web. If you would like a copy of a supporting document please request it from Council Staff.