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Adopted Codes

books - adopted codes

Which codes are in effect?

The State Building Code Council has adopted the editions of the codes, as shown below, with the noted amendments as required by State Law (RCW 19.27).

2018 International Building Code – WAC 51-50

2018 International Residential Code – WAC 51-51

2018 International Mechanical Code – WAC 51-52

2018 NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code – WAC-51-52-21000

2017 Edition of NFPA 58, Liquified Petroleum Gas Code – WAC 51-52

2018 International Fuel Gas Code – WAC 51-52

2018 International Fire Code – WAC 51-54A

2018 Uniform Plumbing Code & Standards – WAC 51-56 and WAC 51-57

2018 Washington State Energy Code -WAC 51-11C and WAC 51-11R

2018 International Existing Building Code – WAC 51-50-480000

2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code – WAC 51-50-3109

2020 Sammamish Electrical Code – Sammamish Ordinance 02017-440; RCW 19.28

Where can I view/purchase these codes?

A variety of sources to purchase these codes are available online. They are also available for purchase directly through the Washington Association of Building Officials bookstore.

Also, many local libraries keep copies of current "standard codes" (though these may not include local amendments).

What about code amendments?

Washington State amendments can be downloaded for free at State amendments are also available for purchase in hard copy through the WABO bookstore.

City of Sammamish amendments are currently available for free online. See Sammamish Municipal Code, Title 16 for adoption of the new codes and associated local amendments.

Frequently Referenced SMC Topics

The following documents are frequently referenced excerpts of the Sammamish Municipal Code identified by topic.

Sammamish Flood Damage Prevention (SMC 15.10)

Hours of Construction (SMC 16.05.030)

Referenced Codes (SMC 16.05.040)

Sammamish International Building Code Amendments (SMC 16.05.070)

Sammamish International Residential Code Amendments (SMC 16.05.080)

Sammamish International Mechanical Code Amendments (SMC 16.05.090)

Sammamish International Fuel Gas Code Amendments (SMC 16.05.120)

Sammamish International Fire Code Amendments (SMC 16.05.130)

Automatic Sprinkler System Required (16.05.130 (16))

Sammamish Uniform Plumbing Code Amendments (SMC 16.05.140)

Sammamish Electrical Code (SMC 16.05.153)

Sammamish International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (SMC 16.05.157)

Sammamish Moving Buildings Requirements (SMC 16.10)

Sammamish Construction Administrative Code (SMC 16.20)

Sammamish Building & Property Maintenance Code (SMC 16.25)