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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.
The Bellevue Fire Department Development Standards presents specifications for the design, construction and installation of built-in fire protection and life safety features required for buildings or property improvements.
Intended to reduce ambiguities and confusion due to code interpretations, Development Standards includes supplemental rules, regulations and interpretations of: Section 104.1 of the International Fire Code, 2009 Edition; Chapter 23.11 of the Bellevue City Code; the International Building Code, 2009 Edition; and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
The current edition of the Bellevue Fire Department Development Standards, by chapter: