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2012 Seattle Fire Code Information:
On September 16, 2013, the City Council adopted the Seattle version of the 2012 Fire Code.  The code is based on model codes.  The City adopts new editions of the Fire Code every three years and adds local amendments.  Local jurisdictions are required by state law to enforce these codes.  The 2012 Seattle Fire Code is now available for purchase in hard copy or PDF or available for free review online. 

In addition to the 2012 Fire Code, the City has now adopted 2012 versions of the Building, Existing Building, Residential, Plumbing, Entergy, Mechanical and Fuel Gas codes.  Adopted version of the rest of the 2012 building codes are available on the Department of Planning and Development codes page.

Legislation for the 2012 Seattle Fire Code took effect on Monday, October 28th, 2013, and use of the new code became mandatory beginning December 27, 2013. 


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Last Modified:   January 09, 2014

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