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Current Building Codes

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 Washington State Energy Code

For additional information on the above codes visit the 
International Code Council.

Current Design Criteria
  • 12 inch frost depth minimum
  • Snow Load 25 pounds (live load)
  • Per IBC 2015 and in accordance with ASCE 7-10 (135 mph ultimate); Exposure B
  • Seismic Zone D-1

Electrical Permits
Electrical permits and electrical inspections shall be obtained at Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).

Important Notice for Contractors 
Contractors working within the City are required to have a City Business License. Please visit the Business License Program page for more information. 

Code Assistance on the Web

Washington State Building Code Council

State advisory body for the International Code Council.

Southwest Washington Chapter of the International Code Council
Regional local chapter of the International Code Council.

Washington Association of Building Officials
Advisory body for jurisdictions.
This website provides miscellaneous building specifications for review.


Erin Erdman
Community Development Director
Contact Me

109 S.W. 1st St., Suite 123
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Ph: (360) 342-5046
Fx: (360) 342-5049

Inspection Line
Ph: (360) 342-5085

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