Building Codes and Regulations

The City of Vancouver formally adopted the International Codes as of July 1, 2016.
Applicable codes are as follows:

  • 2015 International Building Code w/ Washington Amendments - WAC 51-50
  • 2015 International Residential Code w/ Washington Amendments - WAC 51-51
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code w/ Washington Amendments - WAC 51-52
  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code w/ Washington Amendments - WAC 51-56
  • 2014 National Electrical Code w/ Washington Amendments - effective July 1, 2014
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code w/ Washington Amendments - WAC 51-52-21000
  • 2015 International Fire Code w/ Washington Amendments - WAC 51-54A
  • ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009 Accessibility
  • 2015 Washington State Energy Code - WAC 51-11C

Additional information about State codes and amendments can be found by viewing the associated web links below.

Design Loads

Energy Code Forms & Information

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