The following codes, all as amended, added to, or excepted in this chapter, together with all amendments and additions provided in this title, are adopted and shall be applicable within the city of Bellevue:
A. International Building Code.
1. Code Adoption. The 2018 Edition of the International Building Code published by the International Code Council, as adopted and amended by the State Building Code Council in Chapter 51-50 WAC, excluding Chapter 1, “Administration,” including Appendix E, and including the 2017 Edition of the International Code Council A117.1, is adopted, and shall be applicable within the city, as amended, added to and excepted in this chapter. Those sections of the 2018 Edition of the International Building Code that are not being adopted by the city (except Chapter 1 referenced above) are listed in consequential order with the city’s local amendments. The 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code published by the International Code Council, as adopted and amended in WAC 51-50-3109, shall be applicable within the city.
2. Scope. The provisions of the International Building Code as adopted, amended, added to, or excepted in this chapter shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal, and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures, except where such work is regulated by the 2018 International Existing Building Code.
Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the International Residential Code.
B. International Energy Conservation Code.
1. Code Adoption. The International Energy Conservation Code, as provided in RCW 19.27A.020 and as adopted and amended by the State Building Code Council in Chapter 51-11C WAC, including Appendices A, B, C, and D, and Chapter 51-11R WAC, including Appendices RA, RB, and RC, is adopted and shall be applicable within the city, as amended, added to, or excepted in this chapter.
C. Adoption by Reference. All codes, standards, rules and regulations adopted by this section are adopted by reference thereto and by this reference fully incorporated herein. Not less than one copy of each code, standard, rule or regulation, in the form in which it was adopted, shall be filed in the city clerk’s office and be available for use and examination by the public. (Ord. 6531 § 5, 2020.)