What building code is Island County currently using?Currently Island County is reviewing with the requirements of the 2018 code cycle.
Do I need a building permit?The items listed in 2018 IBC section 105.2 and 2018 IRC section R105.2 are exempt from a building permit. This does not exempt the project from other department permits or requirements.
What is the Design Criteria for Island County?You can find the 2018 IRC Table R301.2(1), Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria for Island County here. This is the Design Criteria that your engineer will need to design your building.
You can sign up for an account on our Public Portal to review the status of your building permit, review your permit information, request inspections, and get general information about your building permit.
Does Island County allow alternative building construction?Yes, alternative materials are allowed. It is the owners responsibility to provide all information for minimum code compliance of proposed alternative materials. This may also include engineering.