Washington Association of Building Officials

WABO 2021 Annual Business Meeting

Registration for the 2021 WABO Annual Business Meeting is now available.  The in-person meeting is scheduled for July 15-16, 2021, at the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles, WA.  This special meeting includes election of Board members and the Annual Awards Banquet.  To reserve your room at the Red Lion Hotel, call (800) 733-5466 for a WABO room rate of $199  Room Block # WABO 0714.  The room block ends on June 24, 2021.

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 Information / Registration

 Do you know someone who deserves a WABO Award?

The Washington Association of Building Officials is seeking nominations for individuals deserving special recognition through our prestigious Awards Program.

Submitting an award nomination is a great way to acknowledge individuals, chapters or organizations who have distinguished themselves in service to the Association and/or profession.  Recommendations must be received by Wednesday, June 16th to be considered. The awards will be announced and presented on July 15, 2021 during the 2021 WABO ABM Awards Banquet at the Annual Business Meeting.

For more information on the awards program, please click here.


Reminder: Validate Your ICC Voting Representatives

This year marks the start of a new code development cycle. All ICC Governmental Member Voting Representatives must be validated this year. Governmental Member primary representatives must validate their voting representatives by August 21, 2021, in order to fully participate in the code development process.

Validate Credentials

WABO 2021 Spring Business Meeting

Over 65 members from around the state gathered virtually to attend the Spring Quarterly Business Meeting on April 22, 2021.  President Aldworth presented Joyce Lem and Paul Brallier from Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) the 2020 President's Award in appreciation of their continued support of WABO and their commitment to the WAsafe program.  Jon Siu and Gary Schenk were also presented with 2021 Lifetime Honorary Member Awards for their years of dedication and commitment to the organiztion. 

President and Committee Reports

Fall 2021 COAP Registration Now Open

WABO's Code Official Accreditation Program (COAP) is currently seeking students to enroll in year 1, 2, and 3 of the program!  Don't delay, registration will not re-open to new students until Fall of 2022.  

The completely online program will be administered by WABO with classes starting September 13, 2021.


ICC Code of Honor Scholarship

Code of Honor professional development scholarships will help ensure that the I-Codes reflect the consensus view of officials at all levels of government by providing funding to Governmental Member Voting Representatives seeking to attend and participate in Public Comment Hearings.

For 2021, the International Code Council Code of Honor scholarships will support participation in the Public Comment Hearings held September 22-29, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The scholarship application period will open on Monday, April 26th and will close on Friday, July 9th.

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.

WABO Membership Application

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 house(s)." An informative website page has been developed to help assist jurisdictions.

Tiny house(s) resource page
Tiny House Presentation