Building & Fire Codes and Guidelines

The City of Bellevue began using a new set of codes for permit applications with Washington State law for permit applications received starting on July 1, 2016. Plans and supporting documentation must demonstrate compliance with the new 2015 codes. 

Important Copyright Notice:

The 2015 I-Codes contain substantial copyrighted material which is proprietary to and copyrighted by International Code Council, Inc.  The licensed material copyrighted by the International Code Council, Inc., has been obtained and reproduced with permission.  The acronym "ICC" and the ICC logo are trademarks and service marks of ICC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You can purchase a full version of the national code from the ICC website at

Current Codes

2015 International Building Code (IBC)

2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

2015 Pool and Spa Code

Codes for regulating single-family and duplex residential facilities and physical therapy or rehabilitation facilities supervised by a licensed medical practitioner.

Codes for regulating all other water recreation facilities.

Policies and Interpretations

Guidelines and Tip Sheets

Older Codes








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