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Posted on: June 25, 2021

UPDATE: 2018 Building Code Transition Form Requirement

Update 2018 WA Building Code Adoption

The City of Port Angeles will adopt the 2018 International Code Council Building Codes and Washington State code on February 1, 2021. Implementation of these codes experienced many delays over the last year. Due to the financial impacts of COVID-19, the recent extension to July 1, 2021, and then the retraction of this extension by Governor Inslee, the City is aware there are projects which have been in the development phase for several months that may have experienced significant delays due to implementation uncertainty. 

Initially, the City Manager signed an emergency order that temporarily suspends and replaces vesting code provisions (Section 14.01.040 Port Angeles Municipal Code) ratified by the City Council on February 2, 2021 meetingThat order states that until July 1, 2021, the City of Port Angeles will allow applicants to choose which code they want their plans to be vested to, the 2015 or 2018 codes.

A new emergency order has been signed by the City Manager that temporarily suspends and replaces vesting code provisions ratified by the City Council at their June 15,2021 meetingThat order states that until January 1, 2022, the City of Port Angeles will allow applicants to choose which code they want their plans to be vested to, the 2015 or 2018 codes. View the order here:https://www.cityofpa.us/DocumentCenter/View/10485/Signed-Building-Code-Proclamation---2021-06-10

In accordance with the City Manager signed emergency order, all submitted building applications must include a form requiring the applicant to select either 2015 or 2018 Building Codes until January 1, 2022.The choice will apply to all codes, building, mechanical, plumbing, and energy codes referenced during the plan review. Once the applicant chooses the code year, the project will be regulated by that code edition through completion of the project, or expiration, whichever comes first.  

Download the Form by clicking on this link:https://www.cityofpa.us/DocumentCenter/View/9496/2018-Code-Transition-Selection-Form

Visit the building permits page: https://cityofpa.us/992/Building-Permits

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