Seattle Electrical Code Update

We are conducting final reviews of the draft 2014 Seattle Electrical Code. We still do not know the actual effective date of the new electrical code. Our draft ordinance will undergo several more department reviews, and a Council vote before we will know the effective date. We hope to have a draft of the ordinance available online before the end of July. If we are unable to present the draft Seattle Electrical Code to Council before the budget session begins in October, our new code will not go into effect until 2015. We are making every effort to ensure that the effective date is as close the State Electrical Code (WAC 296-46B) as possible. The date of your building permit application controls which edition of the electrical code applies to your project. Check the electrical code web page for updates: www.seattle.gov/dpd/codesrules/codes/electrical/default.htm.