Adopted Codes

New Building and Fire Code Effective Date Extended

The State of Washington has extended the date for adoption of the 2018 International Building and Fire Codes from July 1, 2020 to February 1, 2021. Customers who submit complete permit applications prior to February 1, 2021, will be reviewed to the current 2015 code requirements. Permit applications submitted after that date will need to comply with the new 2018 updated codes.

Building Department Codes

The State of Washington has adopted and amended the following building construction codes, effective February 1, 2021:
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 Washington State Energy Code
  • 2016 NFPA Standard 72
  • 2016 NFPA Standard 13, 13-D, and 13-R

Online Link to International Codes with Washington State Amendments 
See Puyallup Municipal Code for local amendments. 

The City of Puyallup is in the process of implementing these codes locally, which includes the creation of an adopting and amending ordinance, updating department forms and brochures, and staff training.

This site will be providing information regarding these implementation processes and identifying some of the more significant differences between the new codes and our current building construction codes. Look for more information in the near future as it becomes available.

Design Requirements