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Tacoma, Washington Building Codes

Building Codes References


• The accessibility Code is combined of Chapter 11 of the 2006 IBC and ICC/ANSI 117.1. The State of Washington has amendments to both Chapter 11 of the 2006 IBC and ICC/ANSI 117.1 in WAC 51-50
• The Washington State Energy Code, WAC 51-11 is adopted by the City of Tacoma, and Chapter 15 of that document is amended by the City of Tacoma.
• City of Tacoma amendments to some of the codes listed below may be downloaded from the City of Tacoma
The adoption of the 2009 International Building, Residential, Mechanical and Fire Codes and the 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code, with state amendments, will be effective on July 1, 2010, along with amendments to the Washington State Energy Code.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006 (State Building Code, WAC Chapter 51-50)City Clerk,
(253) 591-5171 and Online
Structural CodeIBC 2006 (State Building Code, WAC Chapter 51-50)City Clerk,
(253) 591-5171and Online
Plumbing CodeUPC 2006 (State Building Code, WAC Chapter 51-56 and 51-57)City Clerk,
(253) 591-5171and Online
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006 (State Building Code, WAC Chapter 51-52)City Clerk,
(253) 591-5171and Online
Electrical CodeNEC 2005 [Laws, Rules & Reg. For Installing El. Wires & Equip. (WAC) 296-46b]City Clerk,
(253) 591-5171and Online
Accessibility CodeADAAG (State Building Code, WAC Chapter 51-40)Online
Energy Code2006 Washington State Energy Code (State Building Code, WAC Chapter 51-11)Online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralCharles A. Pearson
Principal Engineer
Phone: (253) 591-5019
Fax: (253) 591-5433
PlumbingAndy Smith
Engineer
Phone: (253) 591-5574
Fax: (253) 591-5433
MechanicalAndy Smith
Engineer
Phone: (253) 591-5574
Fax: (253) 591-5433
ElectricalMichael Vert
Electrical Inspection Manager
Phone: (253) 502-8347
Fax: (253) 502-8659
AccessibilityCharles A. Pearson
Principal Engineer
Phone: (253) 591-5019
Fax: (253) 591-5433
Historic PreservationReuben McKnight
Historic Preservation Office
Phone: (253) 591-5220
Fax: (253) 591-2002
EnvironmentalDale Yeager
Land Use Administrator Planner
Phone: (253) 591-5281
Fax: (253) 591-5433
Fire MarshalCarl Anderson
Fire Protection Engineer
Phone: (253) 591-5503
Fax: (253) 591-5433
CivilKristina Nelson
Manager,
Construction Division/Public Works
Phone: (253) 591-5787
Fax: (253) 591-5785
ZoningTom Dolan
Land Use Supervisor
Phone: (253) 591-5378
Fax: (253) 591-5433
PlanningPeter Huffman
Manager,
Planning & Neighborhood Division
Phone: (253) 591-5373
Fax: (253) 591-2002
City AttorneyElizabeth Pauli
Acting City Attorney
Phone: (253) 591-5885
Fax: (253) 591-5755
Public WorksBill Pugh
Director, Public Works
Phone: (253) 591-5525
Fax: (253) 591-5097
Parks/RecreationJack Wilson
Executive Director, Metropolitan Parks
Phone: (253) 305-1091

Other Building Codes

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