Design Criteria & Handouts
WA State drives the minimum code standards for the State. Grant County currently operates under the 2018 International Building, Residential, Mechanical, and Fire Codes (and related standards); 2018 Uniform Plumbing Cade, WAC 51-20 (Handicap Accessibility) and 2018 WA State Energy Code (WSEC). Note, WA State did NOT adopt Chapters 11 and 25 - 43 of the IRC.
These codes provide the foundation for the Building Division to review submitted plans and/or specifications to make sure these standards are met.
Our handouts are designed to assist you with assembling a complete application for a building permit. Although these handouts are comprehensive, there are likely some scenarios that may not be addressed in the handouts, and we encourage you to speak with one of our plans examiners to discuss any questions about your project in advance of application submittal.
What are Design Criteria?
In short, design criteria are the parameters used to provide specific guidance on how environmental loading affects the design of a structure. For example, the weight of resting and drifting snow, forces from wind, earthquakes, etc.
|Frequently Requested Information|
|Snow Load||Wind Speed||Seismic Design Category||Weathering||Frost Line Depth||Termite||Decay||Winter Design Temp||Ice Sheild Under-layment Required||Flood Hazard||Air Freeze Index||Mean Annual Temp|
|Ground 30||IRC 110 Ultimate Speed||IRC - C||Moderate||18 Inches||Slight to Moderate||None-Slight||WSEC - Climate Zone 5||NO||FEMA Maps||1,200||50|
|Roof 20||Commercial IBC Section 1609||Commercial IBC Section 1613|
|Handouts To Assist You|
|Asbestos||Base Plan |
|Bathroom Accessible Diagrams||Cargo Containers||Cold Weather Concrete|
|Deck||Deck Cover||Demolition Projects||Energy Code Commercial||Energy Code Residential|
|Fence||Fire Flow Water Storage & Dry Hydrant Design||Garage||Grading||Insulation |
Single Story Basement
Single Story Trusses w/Crawl Space Cross Section
|Manufactured Home Installation Packet (ANSI A225.1)||Manufactured Home Placement for Purposes Other Than Living Space|
|Post Frame Structure||Post Frame Lean-To Structure||Swimming Pool Commercial Requirements||Swimming Pool Residential Requirements||Septic |
|Stairs, Handrails, Guardrails, and Landings||Tank - Fuel/Oil Permitting & Installation ||Tank - LPG Permitting & Installation||Underground Sprinklers||Well Reports|