The International Code Council promulgates the International Codes that form the bases for building codes in Washington State and the City of Edmonds. Visit their site to explore the national code development process.
In Washington the State Building Code Council is charged with the adoption and amendment of the International Codes. The council was created by the State Legislature in 1974 and given authority from RCW 19.27.
A good source of code books and other code related publications is the Washington Association of Building Officials Bookstore. You can also check the WABO website to check for training opportunities, resources and to see what is happening within the state building code world.
New parks impact fees go into effect October 1, 2013. Fees apply to new residential development, or additions to or new non-residential development. The ordinance adopting the impact fees can be viewed here. Note that impact fee rates are discounted by 50% during the first year only.
Online solar permits available starting June 24th... find out more here.
Updated information on the State requirements for CO detectors are shown in the attached memo.
Residential Sprinklers Required - Ordinance 3819.