The City of Bellevue, along with the state, has adopted the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC) effective July 1, 2010. The Bellevue Fire Department has created specific amendments to the IFC, which have been incorporated into the city's fire code. A copy of the amended code is available for viewing in the City Clerk's office at City Hall. The specific Bellevue Fire Code amendment inserts can be viewed here.
As stated in Section 23.11.102 of the city fire code, any code violation or failure to comply with an order by the Fire Department may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or may be treated as a civil violation under Chapter 1.18 of the Bellevue city code.
Together, with the Bellevue Fire Department Development Standards, the fire codes are an effort to safeguard property and public heath in our community.