Building & Fire Safety
The Building & Fire Safety Section is responsible for the enforcement of the State Building Act which encompasses several different codes:
The Department is currently using the 2009 Codes. These include:
- International Building and Residential Building Codes
- Washington State Historic Building Code
- Washington State Energy / Ventilation and Indoor Quality Code
- Uniform Plumbing Code
- International Mechanical Code
- International Fire Code
The Building Division is made up of two program areas: development permitting inspections and fire safety inspections.
Fire Safety Inspections are initiated and an approved permit is issued for large burn piles, underground storage tanks or fireworks stands/displays. The Fire Marshall investigates all fires in county jurisdiction, and reports when there is a county burn ban in effect.
Rules and regulations adopted by the Council establishing regulations for Barrier Free Facilities are also enforced by the Building Section.
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