Legislation adopting the 2009 Seattle building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, and existing building codes has been submitted to the City Council. Our most current estimate is that the codes will take effect in early September, followed by a 60 day “grace period” when applicants can choose to use the 2006 or 2009 codes. Despite some complications with the energy code, we’re planning that its grace period will end on the same date as the other codes. (See energy code story, below.) Due to uncertainties in the legislative process , we won’t know exact date the codes until mid-August.
The proposed legislation can be viewed on DPD’s web site, www.seattle.gov/DPD/Codes/Technical_Codes/Overview/.
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