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.070.340

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.070 Existing Building and Conservation Code

Section 17F.070.340 Electrical Requirements
  1. Electrical equipment, wiring and appliances of an approved type which were installed and have been maintained in a safe manner need not be replaced. An installation which was improperly installed or which has been damaged or deteriorated to the point of hazard must be replaced, repaired, or altered to meet current loads in accordance with the electrical code.
  1. Every dwelling unit in an apartment house must have a separate circuit for:
    1. general lighting;
    1. the dryer;
    1. the electric range;
    1. the furnace;
    1. the hot water tank; and
    1. the kitchen.
  1. Every efficiency dwelling unit must have a separate circuit for:
    1. the kitchen area;
    1. the living area; and
    1. the range.
  1. Every housekeeping room must have a separate circuit for:
    1. general lighting; and
    1. the electric range, if required.
  1. There shall be at least one supplied electric light fixture in every:
    1. bathroom and water closet compartment;
    1. furnace room;
    1. common hallway; and
    1. laundry room.
  1. Duplex outlets are required as follows:
    1. Dwelling unit:
      1. Kitchen: two;
      1. Living room: two;
      1. Bathroom: one, which may be in a wall lighting fixture;
      1. Other habitable room: two, on opposite walls.
    1. Efficiency dwelling unit: four, two in kitchen area;
    1. Housekeeping room: three.

Date Passed: Monday, February 28, 2005

Effective Date: Saturday, April 2, 2005

ORD C33594 Section 6