Washington Association of Building Officials


2021 Washington State Code Revised Effective Date

The State Building Code Council voted on September 15, 2023, to delay the effective date of the 2021 Washington State codes. The new code effective date will be March 15, 2024.  The previous effective date was October 29, 2023 and July 1, 2023 respectively.

WABO 2024 Winter Committee Meeting

Registration for the 2024 WABO Winter Committee Meeting is now available. The 2024 meeting will be held virtually on January 25, 2024 via Zoom. We are once again planning a trip to visit legislators 'virtually' this year during the week of January 29 - February 2, 2024 to request their support for WABO issues. 


If you are interested in attending the virtual legislator meetings please fill out the legislator meeting volunteer form so we can obtain the necessary information for Marian to schedule your meeting with the appropriate representatives.

Legislator Volunteer Form

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 Monday, March 18th to be considered.  The awards will be announced and presented on April 18, 2024 during the 2024 WABO ABM Awards Banquet at the Annual Business Meeting.

Award Information / Nomination

WABO 2023 Fall Business Meeting

Members from around the state took time from their busy schedule to learn, share, and connect at the Historic Marcus Whitman for the 2023 Fall Business Meeting.  First Timers who attended were able to network with their colleagues from around Washington.

President and Committee Reports

COAP Seeking Qualified Instructors

The WABO Code Official Accreditation Program (COAP) Committee is currently seeking instructors for the WABO-COAP Program! If you are interested in sharing your knowledge, skills and abilities with the next generation of Code Officials entering and growing in the profession, please take this exciting opportunity to join the team! You can apply online to submit your resume and areas of interest.

Click here for more information about the COAP Program.

For detailed information about this opportunity, or for further questions, please e-mail [email protected].

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

Michael Luke - 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