Vancouver Municipal Code (VMC)

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City Charter

Chapter 17.04 GENERAL PROVISIONS
17.04.010 Title
17.04.030 Unconstitutionality
Clone of 17.04.020 Development review services to administer
Chapter 17.08 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
17.08.010 General
17.08.020 Purpose and intent
17.08.030 Scope
17.08.040 Building and fire codes commission
17.08.050 Change of board title
17.08.060 Procedure for review of code interpretations by the building or fire code official (appeal)
17.08.070 Applicability
17.08.080 Duties and powers of the building official-Generally
17.08.085 Duties and powers of the building official - Enforcement
17.08.090 Permits
17.08.100 Applications
17.08.105 Application for permit and plan review
17.08.110 Permit issuance
17.08.130 Fees
17.08.140 Inspections
17.08.150 Certificate of occupancy
17.08.160 Connection to utilities
17.08.170 Violation and enforcement
17.08.180 Unsafe structures and equipment
17.08.190 Sanitary facilities during construction
Clone of 17.08.075 Definitions
Chapter 17.09 ENERGY CODE
17.09.010 Adoption of Washington State Energy Code
Chapter 17.10 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE
17.10.010 Adopted
17.10.020 Purpose
17.10.030 Scope
17.10.040 Amendment to IRC Section AK101.2 - Airborne sound
17.10.050 Amendment to IRC Section AK103.1 - Structural-bourne sound
Chapter 17.12 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
17.12.010 Adopted
17.12.020 Purpose
17.12.030 Scope
Chapter 17.14 MINIMUM PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
17.14.010 Purpose
17.14.020 Scope
17.14.030 Definitions
17.14.040 Responsibility for code violations
17.14.050 Enforcement
17.14.055 Substandard Buildings
17.14.060 Minimum maintenance standards for building exteriors
17.14.070 Minimum maintenance standards for building interiors
17.14.080 Light requirements
17.14.090 Ventilation requirements for group R occupancies
17.14.100 Ventilation requirements for non-group R occupancies
17.14.110 Room size and ceiling height requirements for group R occupancies
17.14.120 Bedroom/sleeping room requirements in group R occupancies
17.14.130 Efficiency unit requirements
17.14.140 Requirements for food preparation areas and cooking facilities
17.14.150 Toilet room requirements
17.14.160 Plumbing fixture requirements
17.14.170 Plumbing facility requirements
17.14.180 Plumbing system requirements
17.14.190 Water and water-heating system requirements
17.14.200 Heating system requirements
17.14.210 Equipment requirements
17.14.220 Electrical system requirements
17.14.230 Elevators, escalators and dumbwaiters
17.14.240 Duct and venting system requirements
17.14.250 Fire safety requirements
17.14.260 Fire protection system requirements
17.14.270 Minimum maintenance standards for yards
17.14.280 Requirements effecting junk and inoperable vehicles
17.14.290 Limitations on the parking of motor vehicles, boats, trailers, commercial, and heavy commercial equipment
17.14.300 Limitations on the occupancy of motor vehicles and marine crafts
Chapter 17.16 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE*
17.16.00E Editor's Note to Chapter 17.16
17.16.010 Adopted
17.16.020 Purpose
17.16.030 Scope
17.16.040 Article 80.19 C amended, add article 80.19.C 1 and revise UAC Sec. 301.2.3
17.16.050 Approval of electrical equipment
17.16.070 Approval - Provisional
17.16.120 Modifications to the NEC
17.16.140 Unused or abandoned wiring
17.16.150 Conversion
Chapter 17.20 UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
17.20.010 Documents adopted
17.20.020 Purpose
17.20.030 Scope
17.20.050 Section 713.4 amended--Determination of an inaccessible sewer
Chapter 17.24 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE
17.24.010 Adopted
17.24.020 Purpose
17.24.030 Scope
Chapter 17.25 MANUFACTURED HOUSING
17.25.010 General installation requirements for manufactured homes
17.25.020 Installation permits and fees
17.25.030 Inspections
17.25.040 Requirements of local jurisdiction
17.25.050 Enforcement
17.25.060 Building site preparation
17.25.070 Foundation system footings
Chapter 17.30 VENTILATION AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY CODE
17.30.010 Adoption of Washington State ventilation and indoor air quality code
Chapter 17.32 UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS
17.32.010 Name
17.32.020 Purpose
17.32.030 Scope
17.32.040 Unfit dwellings buildings or structures defined
17.32.050 Unfit premises
17.32.060 Repair vacation or demolition - Standards - Measures pending abatement - Violation
Chapter 17.36 FENCING DECORATIVE POOLS AND FISH PONDS
17.36.030 Repealed by M-3958
17.36.040 Enclosure--Fish pond or decorative pool
17.36.050 Enforcement
Chapter 17.39 HISTORIC PRESERVATION
17.39.010 Purpose
17.39.020 Applicability
17.39.030 Definitions
17.39.050 City of Vancouver office of heritage services
17.39.060 National Register of Historic Places
17.39.070 Clark County heritage register
17.39.080 Review of changes to clark county heritage register property(ies)--Design review
17.39.090 Relationship to zoning
17.39.100 Review and monitoring of property(ies) for special property tax valuation
17.39.110 Clark County cultural resources inventory
17.39.120 Violations and enforcement
Chapter 17.42 NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD
17.42.010 Adoption of National Green Building Stanard