Washington Association of Building Officials

“Leading the Way to Excellence in Building and Life Safety.” 




WABO 2019 Spring Business Meeting

Members from around the state gathered at Enzian Inn in Leavenworth for the WABO Spring Quarterly Business Meeting on April 25-26, 2019.  First timers, retirees and everyone in between attended and were able to network with their colleagues from around Washington State.

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Building Safety Month 

Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety.  The Washington Association of Building Official Board of Directors are proud to announce that Governor Inslee has issued a proclamation recognizing the month of May 2019 as Building Safety Month!

Governor's Proclamation




Code Official Accreditation Program

Everyone deserves to live and work in safe buildings.  Do your part by finding a rewarding career in protecting the public as a building code administrator.  Enroll in this three-year online program to fill a continuing demand for qualified:

  • Permit Technicians
  • Building Inspectors
  • Plans Examiner

For more information and to enroll, click here.




WABO 2019 Annual Business Meeting

Registration for the 2019 WABO Annual Business Meeting is now available.  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 or online  for a WABO Room rate of $169.  The room block ends on June 26, 2019.

For more information and to register, click here. 

Do you know someone who deserves a WABO Award?  WABO members who have made an extra contribution to the organization will be recognized at the Annual Awards Banquet.  Click here to nominate someone.

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




 Interpretation Requests

Announcing a new option to submit code or process interpretation requests to the WABO/SEAW Structural Liaison Committee.

Effective immediately, the WABO/SEAW Structural Liaison Committee will begin responding to WABO and SEAW members who submit requests for interpretation of structural code issues or code administration questions. Committee members decided to add this option as a way to improve code knowledge and consistency for our members. 

For more information and to submit a request, click here.



WABO Chatline - Online Discussion Forum

Are you participating in the WABO chatline?  WABO believes in the importance of communicating with your fellow code officials across the state and the chatline is one resource that can help accomplish that goal.
There are two separate chatlines established for the membership:

The WABO ALL Group - is open to members and associates who are engaged in the development, enforcement and administration of building construction codes and ordinances and other items that affect the building construction industry.

The WABO Building Official Group – is limited to Building Officials working for Governmental Jurisdictions in the State of Washington.

Interested in joining?  Please e-mail Camie at [email protected] .




ICC Value of the Code Official Toolkit

The Value of the Code Official toolkit builds awareness about building safety and encourages young professionals to join the industry.

The International Code Council launches a new online resource, the Value of the Code Official toolkit. This toolkit helps government officials, Code Council members and others build awareness for the code official’s significant role within their communities.

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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.

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WABO Mentoring Program

Several generous WABO members have volunteered to be a mentor for their colleagues across the state. If you have questions, concerns or just want to run something by a person who may have once been in your shoes, feel free to call on any of the folks listed.

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Emergency Management Mutual Aid Toolbox

Apply to become an Emergency Responder

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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.

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WABO Welder

WABO Welder Renewal
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