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The City of Bellingham enforces the International Codes, Washington State Amendments and Washington Administrative Code (WAC), all as adopted in the Bellingham Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 17. The Construction Administrative Code set forth in BMC 17.10.020 replaces the administrative chapters of the adopted codes.  View a complete list (PDF).

A free online version of the International Codes is available. To purchase code books, see the WABO Bookstore. These versions of the codes do not include the Washington State Amendments, so please also check the Washington State Building Code site ( for amendments to the building codes.

Recent Bellingham Municipal Code Changes - Construction and Development

M 7/23/2015

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