Code News


The effective date for the 2018 codes is July 1, 2020

2018 Code Insert Pages -
Coming soon!
The State Building Code Council has approved the majority of the state amendments to the 2018 codes. The 2018 WSEC, both commercial and residential, have been posted on the
State Codes, Regulations & Guidelines page. The insert pages for the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code have also been posted. The other code insert pages will be posted as they are completed.

New SBCC Website --
Coming soon!
Our new website should be rolling out the first week of March. Spoiler Alert--there will be a search feature.

We want to hear from you!  Please click above to connect with us about:
  • Any code related questions;
  • Process improvement suggestions;
  • Washington State amendments;
  • How to submit a code change proposal.

Click the "Meeting Schedules and Agendas" tab above to see the list of past and future scheduled Council and Committee meetings.


Council Meeting Documents (check back often for updated links)   Please note this site works best with Explorer as your browser. PDF files may not open properly when using Chrome.         


    Feb. 7       | Council Meeting
                       1500 Jefferson, Rm 2208

    Feb. 28     | Legislative Committee
                       1500 Jefferson, Rm 2332 

    Feb. 28     | MVE Committee
                       1500 Jefferson, Rm 2330

    March 13   | Council Meeting
                       1500 Jefferson, Rm 1213









 For past meeting info, see the Technical Advisory Group or   Meeting Schedules & Agendas tab, as appropriate -- or the Council Meeting Documents link above

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The State Building Council
is a state agency created by the legislature to provide independent analysis and objective advice to the legislature and the Governor's Office on state building code issues.  The Council establishes the minimum building, mechanical, fire, plumbing and energy code requirements necessary to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state of Washington, by reviewing, developing and adopting the state building code.  

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