• Building Codes, Fire Codes and Guidelines

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    The City of Bellevue adopted the 2015 I-Codes effective July 1, 2016. Plans and supporting documentation must demonstrate compliance with all currently adopted codes, including Washington State amendments and City of Bellevue amendments. 

    The 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) and 2020 Washington Cities Electrical Codes are effective on October 29, 2020. The 2018 I-Codes, along with the 2018 UPC, including WA State and City of Bellevue amendments, will become effective on February 1, 2021. Code editions are available near the bottom of this page.  

    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 iccsafe.org

    Current Codes

    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

    Go to Fire Codes.

    Guidelines and Tip Sheets

    Older Codes

    2012 City of Bellevue Code Amendments

    (formatted for inserting into loose-leaf code books)

    Future Codes

    Pending approval