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Building and Fire Codes

Effective July 1, 2016, King County began enforcement of the 2015 International Building Codes Series as adopted and modified by Washington State and King County. These codes include the:


  • International Building Code

  • International Residential Code

  • International Fire Code

  • International Mechanical Code

  • International Existing Building Code

  • International Property Maintenance Code

  • International Existing Building Code

  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

  • 2015 Washington State Building Code


More information regarding these codes can be found on the following sites:


International Building Codes

ICC Web site:

I-Codes on-line:


Washington State Building Codes

Wash. State Building Code Council:

Wash. Assn. of Bldg Officials:


King County Codes

Building and Fire Code; See Titles 16 & 17 at: * Resources

Guidelines and Tip Sheets

Inspection Checklists