Inspections are only conducted for the work identified on an issued permit. Stamped, approved plans and a copy of the issued permit must be posted and available for review on site.
Inspections can be requested by phone by calling 360-282-3172 and leaving a voice message, or by submitting the online inspection request form. For a next-day inspection, all requests must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. the previous business day.
While City Staff endeavors to accommodate requests for specific inspection times, scheduling is subject to staff availability. Inspection services are not available on weekends and federally observed holidays.
For Public Works/Engineering inspections, please call 360-282-3193.
Certificate of Occupancy
A certificate of occupancy will be issued only after all building, mechanical, and plumbing permits have received final approval and after Public Works and Planning staff have confirmed that all requirements and conditions of approval have been met. Please allow up to a week for all departments to complete their inspections following notice that all work has been completed.
No changes or deviations shall be made to the approved plans without the written approval of the Building Official.
A re-inspection fee of $100 may be assessed for each inspection or re-inspection when such portion of the work for which inspection is called is not complete or when corrections called for are not made. This is not to be interpreted as requiring re-inspection fees the first time a job is rejected for failure to comply with code requirements, but as controlling the practice of calling for inspections before the job is not ready. When re-inspection fees have been assessed, no additional inspections will be performed until the fees have been paid.
If special inspections are required, copies of all special inspection reports must be forwarded to the Building Division and a completion letter from the special inspection firm must be submitted.
The State Building Code Council has adopted the 2015 editions of the codes below, with amendments. These codes went into effect July 1, 2016.
Which Codes are in Effect?
2015 International Building Code – WAC 51-50
2015 International Residential Code – WAC 51-51
2015 International Mechanical Code – WAC 51-52
2015 NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code – WAC 51-52-21000
2015 Edition of NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code – WAC 51-52
2015 International Fuel Gas Code - WAC 51-52
2015 International Fire Code – WAC 51-54
2015 Uniform Plumbing Code & Standards – WAC 51–56 and WAC 51-57
2015 Washington State Energy Code – (International Energy Conservation Code ) - WAC 51-11
2015 International Existing Building Code-WAC 51-50-480000
Where can I view/purchase these codes?
A variety of sources to purchase these codes are available online. They are also available for purchase directly through the Washington Association of Building Officials bookstore. Copies of the codes are always available for viewing at City Hall. Also, many libraries keep copies of current "standard codes" (though they may not include local amendments).
Washington State amendments can be downloaded for free on the Washington State Building Code Council's website. State amendments are also available for purchase in hard copy through the WABO bookstore.