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During the 2018 legislative session, the 65th Legislature passed E2SHB - 1622 which increases the State surcharges collected by cities and counties when issuing building permits. These surcharges are the funding source for the operations of the State Building Code Council (SBCC), and have remained unchanged ($4.50) since 1985. The new surcharge rates become effective July 1, 2018 and apply to building permits issued on or after this date. E2SHB - 1622 surcharge increases and new definitions are outlined below:
Prior to July 1, 2018 the SBCC fees are as follows:
Effective July 1, 2018 the SBCC fees will be as follows:
E2SHB - 1622 provides the following new definitions: