Are you concerned about whether your permit application will be accepted before the change to the 2015 Seattle codes? Here are some FAQs to help you understand the steps you need to take.
Draft 2015 Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes Available in September
DPD will soon be posting the 2015 International Mechanical Code and International Fuel Gas Code, both with Seattle Amendments, for public review and comment on our website.
2012 Codes Become Mandatory This Month
The 2012 Seattle building, energy, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, existing building, plumbing and fire codes were approved by the City Council on September 16. The 60-day transition period ends late this month.
Correction: City Council has Approved the 2012 Seattle Codes
The 2012 Seattle building, energy, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, existing building, plumbing and fire codes were approved by the City Council on September 16. The 2012 codes will become mandatory on December 26, 2013.
Revised Date for Adoption of 2012 Codes
The City Council Energy and Environment Committee is tentatively scheduled to review the 2012 Seattle building, residential, existing building, mechanical, fuel gas, and plumbing codes on August 13. The Seattle Energy Code may be heard at a later meeting.
2012 Codes Adoption Update
The 2012 editions of the Seattle Building, Residential, Existing Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy and Plumbing codes are finding their way through the city legislative process. We will post drafts of the legislation on our website in early June.
Revised Effective Date for 2012 Codes
DPD is revising the schedule for adoption of the 2012 editions of the Seattle building, residential, existing building, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and plumbing codes. We are going to specify that the codes will become mandatory no earlier than October 13, 2013.
2012 Code Adoption Update
DPD is on schedule for new editions of seven codes to take effect next summer or fall. Public review of the 2012 Seattle building, residential, existing building, mechanical, fuel gas, energy and plumbing codes is almost complete. We expect the ordinances adopting these codes to take effect this summer, followed by a 60-day period during which applicants can use either the 2009 or 2012 codes.
2009 Technical Codes Are Now Available
The 2009 Seattle building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, and existing building codes are all now available from DPD’s Public Resource Center.
Important Additions to the 2009 Seattle Codes
The 2009 Seattle codes became mandatory for all permit applications submitted November 23, 2010 or later. The building, residential and mechanical codes are available from the DPD Public Resource Center on the 20th floor of Seattle Municipal Tower, 500 5th Avenue, or by calling (206) 684-8467.