Chapter 11.22
RESIDENTIAL CODE

Sections:

11.22.010    City residential code.

11.22.020    Identification of the building official.

11.22.112    Board of appeals.

11.22.R105.2    Amendment to R105.2.

11.22.R301.2(1)    Amendment to Table R301.2(1).

11.22.010 City residential code.

The city of Yakima hereby adopts the 2018 Washington State Residential Code, including Appendix Q (Tiny Homes), as published by the International Code Council, Inc., as adopted and maintained by the State Building Code Council in Chapter 51-51 WAC and as modified by the amendments, additions, deletions, and exceptions provided in this chapter. Any references to the International Residential Code, the residential code, the Washington State Residential Code, or “this code” shall mean the 2018 Washington State Residential Code as referred to herein.

The above-referenced texts are incorporated in this chapter by reference. One or more copies of the texts that comprise the residential code of the city of Yakima shall be maintained on file in the office of the code administration manager of the city of Yakima. (Ord. 2021-001 § 4, 2021; Ord. 2016-011 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 2013-030 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2013: Ord. 2012-27 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 2005-09 § 1 (part), 2005).

11.22.020 Identification of the building official.

The division of code administration in the department of community development is hereby established as the code enforcement agency of the city of Yakima. The division of code administration shall be under the administrative and operational control of the code administration manager designated by the appointing authority. Wherever the term “building official” is used in this code, it shall be construed to mean the code administration manager, and his or her designee. (Ord. 2021-001 § 10, 2021).

11.22.112 Board of appeals.

The board of appeals, as outlined in YMC 11.04.113, shall be the board of appeals for this chapter. (Ord. 2021-001 § 10, 2021).

11.22.R105.2 Amendment to R105.2.

Section R105.2 (Building) of the Washington State Residential Code is amended to read as follows:

Building:

1. One-story detached non-habitable accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, play houses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.

2. Fences not over 7 feet (2134 mm) high.

3. Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the retained material, unless supporting a surcharge.

4. Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons (18,920 L) and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to 1.

5. Sidewalks and driveways.

6. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.

7. Prefabricated swimming pools that are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep.

8. Swings and other playground equipment.

9. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.

10. Decks not exceeding 200 square feet (18.58 m2) in area, that are not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above grade at any point, are not attached to a dwelling and do not serve the main exit door required by Section R311.4.

The remainder of Section 105.2 of the Washington State Building Code is adopted by reference. (Ord. 2021-001 § 4, 2021; Ord. 2016-011 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016).

11.22.R301.2(1) Amendment to Table R301.2(1).

Table R301.2(1) of the International Residential Code as adopted and maintained by the State Building Code Council is amended to read as follows:

TABLE R301.2(1)

CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

Ground Snow Load (a)

Wind Speed (mph)

Wind Topographic Effects

Seismic Design Category

Subject to damage from

Winter Design Temp

Ice Shield Underlayment Required

Flood Hazards

Air Freezing Index

Mean Annual Temp

Weathering

Frost line depth

Termite

19

85

NO

C

SEVERE

24

S—M

8

Yes

1973

1000

45

For SI: 1 pound per square foot = 0.0479 kN/m2, 1 mile per hour = 1.609 km/h.

a. Minimum uniform roof snow load shall be 30 psf.

(Ord. 2016-011 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 2013-030 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2013: Ord. 2012-27 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 2005-09 § 1 (part), 2005).