News Flash

Planning & Public Works

Posted on: January 11, 2021

Building Code Implementation Date Postponed to July 1, 2021

Building Code Implementation Date Postponed to July 1, 2021

In response to COVID-19, the Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) has again delayed the implementation of the 2018 model codes to July 1, 2021. These codes outline the minimum construction requirements for the state of Washington. This is the third time implementation has been postponed due to the pandemic. 

The 2015 model codes will remain in effect until July 1, 2021 and can be found on the State Building Code website.  

No building inspections or plan review on January 21

Our Plans Examiners and Inspectors will still attend next week's class about the code changes. Building inspections and plan review will not take place on January 21. In order to prevent any negative effects to the industry, our team members will be working additional hours leading up to and following the training.

The class covers the significant changes to the residential and commercial energy code, which includes a complete overhaul of the energy credits required for a residential project. 

Please contact Nick Waggood, Assistant Building Official, by email if you have questions.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Planning & Public Works

Annual Fee Changes Coming February 1, 2021

Posted on: December 30, 2020

Apply for a historic preservation grant

Posted on: November 24, 2020

Groundwater Monitoring Season Reminder

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Critical Area Sign-Off Improvements

Posted on: November 19, 2019

October News - Community Plan Updates

Posted on: October 18, 2019

Code enforcement portal improvements

Posted on: September 26, 2019

Our permit process just got easier

Posted on: September 24, 2019

Recording Fees Increase in July 2019

Posted on: July 10, 2019

Shoreline Master Program Update

Posted on: June 20, 2019

Road standards revisions coming soon

Posted on: March 13, 2019

Apply for Family Wage Job Credits

Posted on: March 8, 2019

February 28 Traffic Impact Fee Workshop

Posted on: February 19, 2019

West Lobby at the Annex Closes March 1

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Traffic Impact Fees To Change Feb. 1

Posted on: January 28, 2019

Annex Remodel Underway

Posted on: January 18, 2019

January 16 Shoreline Workshop

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Family-Wage Job Credit Program

Posted on: January 2, 2019

Tips to treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 20, 2013

New levee will protect people, help salmon

Posted on: December 19, 2013