What building codes are enforced in the City of Monroe?

The City of Monroe enforces the following Washington State Building Codes and amendments; the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) title 51 and as amended by the Monroe Municipal Code Title 15 :

  • 2018 ICC Energy Conservation Code with State amendments
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code

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1. What is the difference between the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC)?
2. What building codes are enforced in the City of Monroe?
3. Is a permit required to build a storage shed at my house?
4. What do I need to know before I hire a contractor?
5. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. What is the design criteria in Monroe?
8. What do I need to do if I want to add onto my house?
9. Where may I access building permit applications?
10. Where do I get an electrical permit?
11. May I pay extra to expedite my permit?
12. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
13. Do I need a building permit to install a swimming pool or spa / hot tub at my house?
14. May I get copies of the plans for my house?
15. May I start work before my permit is issued?
16. May I do the work myself or do I need to hire a contractor? What if I am a tenant and want to do the work myself?
17. Does the city have a Basic Plan program for residential?