State Adoptions

The IBC, IRC, IFC, IMC, and IFGC codes are named by Washington statute and required to be adopted. The Washington State Building Code Council has authority to adopt amendments to these codes for statewide applicability.

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Wildland-Urban Code




Links to State Adoption Agencies

Washington State Building Code Council

State Fire Marshal

Department of Commerce

Department of Labor & Industry

Department of Insurance

Department of Natural Resources

Department of Health

Key Contacts

Building Official:
WA State does not have a state building official; the SBCC has authority to adopt codes.
P.O. Box 41449
Olympia, WA 98504-1449
Phone: (360) 725-2967

State Fire Marshal:
Mr. Charles LeBlanc, the SFM does not adopt state codes; the office is responsible for Fire & Life safety inspections in licensed care facilities, nursing homes, etc.
P.O. Box 42600
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 596-3902

State Energy Official:
Tony Usibelli, Dept of Commerce Energy Policy Division. They make recommendations to the WSBCC as to energy code adoption.
Energy Policy Division
906 Columbia St., SW
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-3118

Environmental Affairs:
Department of Ecology,
Ted Sturdevant Director
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
(360) 407-6989

State Plumbing Board:
The board set licensing requirements; the WA SBCC adopts the state plumbing code.
Plumbers Certification Section
Dept. of Labor & Industries
P.O. Box 44470
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 902-5207

State Insurance Commissioner
Mike Kreidler, Commissioner
Phone: (360) 725-7000

State Forester:
Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands;
Aaron Everett, State Forester
1111 Washington St. SE
PO Box 47016
Olympia, WA 98504-7825
Phone: (360) 902 1789

Pool Adoption Agency:
WA State Dept. of Health
Gary Fraser, Program Manager
PO Box 47825
Olympia, WA 98504-7825
Phone: (360) 236-3073

Accessibility Advocates:
Karen Braitmayer, FAIA
Studio Pacifica
2144 Westlake Ave. N., Ste. F
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 292-9799