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2012 Building Code Update

You will be required to use our 2012 updated codes in October or November of 2013.
We are preparing to adopt the Seattle versions of the 2012 Building, Existing Building, Residential, Plumbing, Energy, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas codes.

What’s Happening Now?

The 2012 Seattle Building Codes are now mandatory. You can get the updated codes from each of the following pages:

We will post the energy and plumbing codes on their web pages as soon as we get them. In the meantime, the draft energy code is available on the Energy Code page.

Project Benefits

The 2012 Seattle Building Codes will ensure new development meet the most current industry and life-safety standards.

The End Result

You can purchase codes from the our Public Resource Center on the 20th floor of Seattle Municipal Tower at 700 Fifth Ave. See our Publication and Codes Price List for shipping costs.

If you have questions about buying code books, email

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