City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.070
Section 17F.070.170

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.070 Existing Building and Conservation Code

Section 17F.070.170 Construction – Structural Requirements

IBC Table 503 and Section 602 apply to all existing buildings except that:

  1. any type of construction permitted by the building code is allowed to continue, so long as:
    1. foundations, floors, walls, roofs, and other structural components are capable of resisting all forces and loads;
    1. the building is weather protected so as to shelter the occupants against the elements and to exclude dampness; and
    1. wood is protected against termite damage and decay as provided in the building code;
  1. every hotel and apartment house over two stories in height, regardless of capacity, must have an approved fire alarm system.

Date Passed: Monday, June 7, 2010

Effective Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010

ORD C34600 Section 9