Thurston County Building Code (Title 14)
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Very few communities compose their own unique set of regulations. Most adopt all or part of the 2015 International Building Code, a set of model codes established by the International Code Council. Here in Washington State, the Washington State Building Code Council has adopted the ICC codes with some state amendments; likewise, Thurston County's code adopts the Washington-State amended version, with a few local changes. Specifically, Thurston County's Title 14 adopts (with amendments) these I-Codes:
Thurston County also enforces:
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For residential projects (one and two-family dwellings and townhomes): See Title 14.18.
Nonresidential (Commercial) Buildings and Subdivisions
For structures other than one and two family dwellings and townhomes, see Chapter 14.17 (entitled "Building Code"). All new nonresidential (commercial) uses or change of use requires contact with a commercial plan reviewer and a presubmission conference, see the "Contact Us" information below.
For manufactured homes information, click here.
Questions can be emailed to staff at the email addresses below. Just click on the e-mail address and send your questions. We would be glad to help answer any question you have about your construction plans.
Commercial plan review and fire code construction inspections: Appointments must be scheduled in advance for Commercial Plan Review. You may schedule by contacting the Commercial Plan Reviewer by email or phone (360) 786-5466. Chris Edmark: firstname.lastname@example.org
Building inspections and requests for permit extensions: Jay Barney, Senior Bldg Inspector: email@example.com To request an extension of a building permit, submit a request prior to the expiration of the building permit. Click here for the building permit extension request form
Fire marshal and fire annual safety inspection: Bobby May: firstname.lastname@example.org
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