On July 1st, 2013, the 2012 editions of the International Building Code, Residential Code, Mechanical Code, Fire Code, Energy Conservation Code, and Uniform Plumbing Code will replace the earlier 2009 editions.
Permits applied for before July 1st will be reviewed and inspected under the 2009 editions.
Applications and plans submitted after June 30th must be designed under the new 2012 editions.
These codes have been substantially amended by the State Building Code Council and, to a lesser extent, by the City of Kent. In order to accurately determine code requirements, it is necessary to read the codes and their amendments together.
The 2012 codes and amendments can be obtained from the following sources.
Codes and Washington State Amendments: Washington Association of Building Officials:www.wabobookstore.org 306-628-8869.
International Codes:International Code Council www.iccsafe.org (click on “Store”) 1-888-422-7233.
Uniform Plumbing Code: International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials: www.iapmostore.org 1-800-854-2766
International Energy Conservation Code, as amended by Washington State: Washington State Building Code Council: https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/apps/sbcc/default.aspx 360-407-9280.
At the home page, scroll down and click on “See the 2012 Code Changes” , then scroll down to 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and click on “Printed Version”.
City of Kent Amendments: City of Kent: www.kentwa.gov . At thebottom of the home page, click on “City Code: under “City Hall”,then select Title 13 (Fire Code) or 14 (Building Codes).