David Bugher (253) 983-7739 • Fax (253) 512-2268 • DBugher@cityoflakewood.us
Assistant City Manager for Development/Community Development Director


The City of Lakewood is governed by the requirements of RCW 19.27 and the State amended International Building Codes, these are listed below.  The City's specific adoption language and local amendments/additions may be found in the City Municipal Code LMC 15A.

Adopted Codes Design Criteria
2015 International Building Code Ground Snow Load   25lbs. per s.f. 
2015 International Residential Code Wind Speed (gusts) -  85 mph   Exposure B
2015 International Mechanical Code Seismic Design Category - D1
2015 International Fire Code Frost Line Depth - 12 inches
2015 Uniform Plumbing Code Termite - Slight to Moderate
2015 International Fuel Gas Code Decay - Slight to Moderate
2015 Washington Amended International Energy Conservation Code Winter design temperature - 26 degrees Fahrenheit
2015 International Existing Buildings Code Ice shield underlayment required - No
2015 International Property Maintenance Code Flood hazards - Current FEMA map
2009 ANSIA117.1

Air freezing index - Not applicable

  Mean annual temperature - 50 degrees Fahrenheit