Washington Association of Building Officials

WABO 2019 Fall Quarterly Business Meeting

The WABO Fall Quarterly Business meeting will be held on October 17-18, 2019, at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.  Don't wait to reserve your room as the WABO block ends September 25, with a special rate of $137.  If this is your first meeting, sign up for a WABO scholarship which covers your registration and a two-night hotel stay.

Click here to register and for more information.


WABO 2019 Annual Business Meeting

Members from around the state took time from their busy schedules to gather at beautiful Semiahmoo Resort for the 2019 WABO Annual Business Meeting.  This meeting included the annual elections of board members and the Awards banquet on Thursday night.  WABO was honored to welcome ICC Board members, William Bryant and David Spencer who provided members with an update on programs and issues from the national perspective.

Click here to read reports and view photos. 


Share your Spare with Jay Elbettar

Jay Elbettar is a superhero to his family, a devoted father to his children, a loving husband to his wife, an amazing brother, a passionate teacher, a visionary, a loyal public service official, and a past president of the International Code Council. But at the age of 61 years old, Jay has been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. His family is asking for help from friends, acquaintances, and his sphere of influences in hopes to give Jay the gift of life by being his living kidney donor. By completing a 10 minute confidential donor match eligibility questionnaire, you are taking the necessary first steps in saving his life.  Please see Tess Elbettar flyer for details.  For a brief explanation on his health condition please click here.



Scholarships Available to Attend Public Comment Hearings

WABO Technical Code Development committee would like to remind you that scholarships are available to assist members to attend the ICC Public Comment Hearings scheduled to take place in Clark County, NV on October 23-30, 2019.  
All active WABO voting members in good standing, who are ICC Governmental Voting Representatives are eligible to apply. The scholarship will help cover reimbursable expenses such as transportation, food, registration and lodging. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the Public Comment Hearings for a reasonable amount of time, but not less than two full days.

Please consider setting aside some time to attend  this very important event.

For TCD Scholarship application and detailed policies and procedures, please click here.
If interested, please e-mail your completed application  to Tara ([email protected]) at the WABO Office by September 11, 2019. 


WABO Membership

The Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) was incorporated in 1977 to promote building codes and standards that safeguard the public health and safety; advise on legislative matters; assist in the development of national and state codes; provide educational opportunities for its members; and preserve local government control of code administration.

Click here to become a WABO Member

Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Program 

Kelly Mayo - Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries 

L & I frequently receives inquiries regarding the rules and requirements for "tiny homes." An informative handout has been developed to help assist jurisdictions. 

Click here to view handout