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Residential Code

What Is It?

The Seattle Residential Code (SRC) provides minimum requirements for design and construction of single-family houses, duplexes, and townhouses with no more than three stories and with separate entrances. Seattle has adopted the 2015 International Residential Code, with amendments specific to our jurisdiction.

What It Isn't

Requirements for design and construction of all other buildings are found in the Seattle Building Code and the Seattle Existing Building Code.

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2015 Seattle Residential Code

2012 Seattle Residential Code

This is a read-only version of the 2012 Seattle Residential Code. You can buy a full version from iccsafe.org.

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Recent Changes

As of January 1, 2017, you must design your Seattle projects using the 2015 Seattle Residential Code. We will have electronic and print copies of the 2015 code available soon. We will post the electronic version on this website as soon as it's available. Print versions will be available through our Public Resource Center.

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