Building Codes

The City adopted the following building codes: International Building Code, International Residential Code, Uniform Building Code, International Fire Code, and the International Mechanical Code.

The Building Division is responsible for administering and enforcing code standards. Learn more about each code below:

* The NEC is on a different cycle than the International and Uniform Codes. See WAC 296-46B and LMC 14.13 for specific dates for the adoption of updated versions of the electrical code.

Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria:

Ground Snow Load:  25 psf
Roof Snow Load: 25 psf
Wind Speed (mph): 85
Seismic Design Category:   D1
Exposure: B
Frost Depth: 12 inches

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