Chapter 2.04
BUILDING CODE AND OTHER REFERENCED CODES

Sections:

2.04.010    Adoption of referenced codes.

2.04.020    Amendments to the referenced codes.

2.04.030    General requirements for all referenced codes.

2.04.010 Adoption of referenced codes.

The city of Wenatchee hereby adopts the following codes, as amended by the Washington State Building Code Council pursuant to RCW 19.27.074, for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the construction, alteration, removal, demolition, equipment, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of buildings and structures, including permits and penalties:

(1) The 2015 International Building Code published by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC), with amendments as set forth in Chapter 51-50 WAC as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended. The following appendices are specifically adopted:

(a) Appendix H, Signs;

(b) Appendix J, Grading.

(2) The 2015 International Residential Code published by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC), with amendments as set forth in Chapter 51-51 WAC as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended. The following appendices are specifically adopted:

(a) Appendix J, Existing Buildings and Structures;

(b) Appendix M, Home Day Care.

(3) The 2015 International Mechanical Code published by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC), with amendments as set forth in Chapter 51-52 WAC as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended.

(4) Except as is provided in RCW 19.27.170, the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), including Appendices A, B and I, and Uniform Plumbing Code Standards, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, with amendments as set forth in Chapter 51-56 WAC as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended; provided, that Chapters 12 and 14 of this code are not adopted. Provided further, that those requirements of the Uniform Plumbing Code relating to venting and combustion air of fuel fired appliances as found in Chapter 5 and those portions of the code addressing building sewers are not adopted.

(5) In case of conflict among the codes enumerated in subsections (1) through (4) of this section, the first named code shall govern over those following.

(6) The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code published by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC), with amendments as set forth in Chapters 51-11R and 51-11C WAC as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended. (Ord. 2016-12 § 1; Ord. 2013-17 § 1; Ord. 2010-13 § 1; Ord. 2007-30 § 1; Ord. 2004-25 § 2)

2.04.020 Amendments to the referenced codes.

(1) 2015 International Building Code.

(a) Section 105.2, Work Exempt from Permit, is amended as follows:

1. One-story detached accessory structures use as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, not containing sleeping accommodations, plumbing or any type of residential use and have a 10 foot minimum separation from any other structures and property lines, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet.

2. Fences not over 6 feet high.

(b) Table 1505.1 shall be amended as follows: delete footnote “C.”

(2) 2015 International Residential Code.

(a) Section R105.2, Work Exempt from Permit, is amended as follows:

1. One-story detached accessory structures use as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, not containing sleeping accommodations, plumbing or any type of residential use and have a 5 foot minimum separation from any other structures and property lines, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.

2. Fences not over 6 feet high.

10. Decks that are not more than 30 inches above adjacent grade at any point and that does not serve the exit door required by Section R311.2. Adjacent grade shall mean the grade within 36 inches horizontally of the deck.

(b) A new subsection R105.2.11 shall be added:

11. The installation of windows, siding and re-roofing in compliance with Section R907 when not part of an overall remodeling project and does not include any structural alterations to door and window openings or replacement of roof sheathing

(c) Section 902.1 is amended as follows:

Roofs shall be covered with materials as set forth in Section R904 and R905. Class A, B or C roofing assemblies shall be installed within the city limits of Wenatchee. (Remainder of section to remain unchanged)

(Ord. 2016-12 § 1; Ord. 2013-17 § 1; Ord. 2010-13 § 1; Ord. 2007-30 § 2; Ord. 2004-25 § 3)

2.04.030 General requirements for all referenced codes.

(1) Conflict between Codes. Whenever there is a conflict between a referenced code in WCC 2.04.010 and the general requirements contained in WCC 2.04.020, the general requirements shall apply.

(2) Design Requirements for Use in 2015 International Residential Code.

Roof Snow Load

Wind Speed

Seismic Design Category

Weathering

Frost Line Depth

Termites

Decay

Winter Design Temp.

Ice Shield Underlay

Air Freeze Index

Mean Annual Temp.

Assumed Soil Bearing

40 PSF

85 mph Exp. C

C

Severe

18''

Slight to moderate

None to slight

10 degrees F.

Yes

1232

51.3 degrees F.

1500 PSF

(3) Design Requirements for Use in 2015 International Building Code.

Roof Snow Load

Wind Speed

Seismic Design Category

Weathering

Frost Line Depth

Termites

Decay

Winter Design Temp.

Ice Shield Underlay

Air Freeze Index

Mean Annual Temp.

Assumed Soil Bearing

40 PSF

85 mph Exp. C

D (Assumed)

Severe

18''

Slight to moderate

None to slight

10 degrees F.

Yes

1232

51.3 degrees F.

1500 PSF

(4) Professional Preparation of Plans. Plans for any building or structure containing more than four dwelling units shall have the stamp and signature of a Washington State registered architect. (Ord. 2016-12 § 1; Ord. 2013-17 § 1; Ord. 2010-13 § 1; Ord. 2007-30 § 3; Ord. 2004-25 § 4)