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As of July 1st, 2010, the City of Bellingham will enforce the following International Codes, Washington State Amendments, Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and Structural Criteria, all as adopted in the Bellingham Municipal Code Chapter 17. View a complete list (PDF).

The International Building Code became effective in all Washington State cities and counties in July of 2004, and was adopted by reference into the Bellingham Municipal Code. To purchase code books, see the WABO Bookstore.

Additionally, it is important to also check the Washington State Building Code site for amendments to the building codes. See www.sbcc.wa.gov for complete details.

Recent Bellingham Municipal Code Changes - Construction and Development

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