Washington Association of Building Officials

Washington State Building Code Council Updates

Remember to check Washington State Building Code Council website for updates that take effect July 1, 2019.  The following codes have updates:  2015 IBC, 2015 IRC, 2015 IFC, and 2015 WSEC (Commercial).


Share your Spare with Jay Elbettar

Jay Elbettar is a superhero to his family, a devoted father to his children, a loving husband to his wife, an amazing brother, a passionate teacher, a visionary, a loyal public service official, and a past president of the International Code Council. But at the age of 61 years old, Jay has been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. His family is asking for help from friends, acquaintances, and his sphere of influences in hopes to give Jay the gift of life by being his living kidney donor. By completing a 10 minute confidential donor match eligibility questionnaire, you are taking the necessary first steps in saving his life.  Please see Tess Elbettar flyer for details.  For a brief explanation on his health condition please click here.



WABO 2019 Annual Business Meeting

There's still time to register for the 2019 WABO Annual Business Meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for July 18-19, 2019, at beautiful Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA.  This special meeting includes election of Board members and the Annual Awards Banquet.  To reserve your room at Semiahmoo Resort, call (360) 318-2000 for a WABO room rate of $169.  The room block ends on June 26, 2019.

For more information and to register, click here.

WABO members are also looking for dedicated individuals willing to volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors.  If you would like to become a leader in our great organization, click here.

Meeting Packet



ICC Code of Honor Scholarship Opportunity

The Code of Honor Scholarship application is now open and will close on Friday, August 9th.   For 2019, Code of Honor scholarships will support participation in the Public Comment Hearings held October 23-30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

For more information and to apply, click here.


WABO Membership

The Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) was incorporated in 1977 to promote building codes and standards that safeguard the public health and safety; advise on legislative matters; assist in the development of national and state codes; provide educational opportunities for its members; and preserve local government control of code administration.

Click here to become a WABO Member

Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Program 

Kelly Mayo - Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries 

L & I frequently receives inquiries regarding the rules and requirements for "tiny homes." An informative handout has been developed to help assist jurisdictions. 

Click here to view handout