• Building Codes, Fire Codes and Guidelines

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    The City of Bellevue adopted the 2018 I-Codes effective February 1, 2021. 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 became effective on October 29, 2020. 

    Important Copyright Notice

    The 2018 Bellevue Custom Codes and related documents contain substantial copyrighted material which is proprietary to and copyrighted by International Code Council, Inc., Copyright 2018, 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 International Codes from the ICC website at iccsafe.org.

    Current Codes

    Construction Codes (Title 23)

    Each of the  2018 Bellevue Building Codes are available in read-only format on the ICC website. 

    • 2018 International Building Code as Amended by the State of Washington and the City of Bellevue
    • 2018 International Residential Code as Amended by the State of Washington and the City of Bellevue
    • 2018 International Existing Building Code as Amended by the State of Washington and the City of Bellevue
    • 2018 International Fire Code as Amended by the State of Washington and the City of Bellevue
    • 2018 International Mechanical Code as Amended by the State of Washington and the City of Bellevue
    • 2018 Washington State Commercial Energy Code 
    • 2018 Washington State Residential Energy Code 
    • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
    • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 
    • 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

    Electrical and Plumbing Codes

    Policies and Interpretations

    Go to Fire Codes.

    Guidelines and Tip Sheets

    Older 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.

    2012 City of Bellevue Code Amendments

    (formatted for inserting into loose-leaf code books)