Washington Association of Building Officials

 ICC Group B Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) for the 2024 I-Codes – WABO TCD Voting Guide

For jurisdictions who registered your Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMVRs) with ICC earlier this year, your last chance to get involved and vote on the final actions for changes to be incorporated into the 2024 I-Codes has come!  We anticipate that sometime during the week of October 3, cdpACCESS will open up the OGCV ballot for GMVRs to vote on about 200 Administrative, IEBC, IBC-Structural, and IRC-Building code change proposals.  The ballot should stay open for about two weeks.  WABO’s Technical Code Development Committee (TCD) has prepared a voting guide to help inform you and other GMVRs which items we think are most important, and the positions we recommend voters take on those issues.  Feel free to share these recommendations with other GMVRs and interested organizations.

WABO TCD Voting Guide Group B - 2024 I-Codes


WABO 2022 Fall Business Meeting

Registration for the 2022 WABO Fall Quarterly Business Meeting is now available.  The meeting is scheduled for October 27-28, 2022, at the Historic Davenport in Spokane, WA.  Don't wait to reserve your room as the room block ends September 30th, with a special rate of $165.  If this is your first meeting, sign up for a WABO scholarship which covers your registration and a two-night hotel stay.

Information / Registration

WABO Offers Preferred Provider Training in Spokane

Applying the International Existing Building Code (2-Day Seminar)
October 25-26, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ICC CEU's 1.4


WABO 2022 Annual Business Meeting

Members from around the state took time from their busy schedules to learn, share, and connect at the Kitsap Conference Center for the 2022 WABO Annual Business Meeting.  This meeting included the annual elections of board members and the Awards Banquet on Thursday night.   WABO was honored to welcome ICC President, Cindy Davis, who provided the members with an update of critical issues from a national perspective.

President and Committee Reports

WABO Nominations - ICC 22/23 Board Candidates

Members from the WABO Board participated in the Western Pacific League of Building Officials (WPLBO) Candidates Forum on July 14-15, 2022 in Costa Mesa, CA to interview the nominees for the 2022-2023 ICC Board of Directors.  The nomination letter submitted to ICC Nomination Chair, Greg Wheeler, is below for review.

2022-2023 Nomination Letter

COAP Seeking Qualified Instructors

The WABO Code Official Accreditation Program (COAP) Committee is currently seeking future 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 be placed on a roster of backup instructors, poised and ready to step up and fill-in (as needed) for an existing instructor, while also preparing via online training for the opportunity to take on a paid instruction position of your own.

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