Building Code Library

The Washington State Building Code is comprised of several different codes, is adopted in State Law, and allows local jurisdictions, such as Tacoma, to amend portions of the State Building Code about every 3-years.  This library contains different formats of the local Codes that may be useful for different situations. 

2018 Tacoma Building Codes

For permits vested after February 1, 2021

Washington State Building Code SBCC Site
Tacoma Municipal Codes

2018 Building Existing Building Residential Mechanical Plumbing Fire Energy
Tacoma Tacoma Building Code
WA State WS Building Code WS Existing Building Code WS Residential Code WS Mechanical Code WS Plumbing Code WS Fire Code WS Energy Code

2015 Tacoma Building Codes

For permits vested between July 1, 2016 and January 31, 2021

2015 Building Existing Building Residential Mechanical Plumbing Fire Energy
Tacoma Tacoma Existing Building Code Tacoma Residential Code Tacoma Mechanical Code Tacoma Plumbing Code Tacoma Fire Code
WA State WS Building Code See Building Code WS Residential Code WS Mechanical Code WS Plumbing Code WS Fire Code

Energy Code Forms – Commercial

Energy Code Worksheets – Residential

Code Interpretation Links

Commonly Used Design Standards

Worksheets, Tables, & Other Resources

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