The City of Bellevue, along with the state, has adopted the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) effective July 1, 2013. The Bellevue Fire Department has created specific amendments to the IFC, which have been incorporated into the city's fire code. A copy of the amended code is available for viewing in the City Clerk's office at City Hall. The specific Bellevue Fire Code amendment inserts can be viewed here.
As stated in Section 23.11.102 of the city fire code, any code violation or failure to comply with an order by the Fire Department may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or may be treated as a civil violation under Chapter 1.18 of the Bellevue city code.
The purpose of the fire code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
City amendments to the earlier editions of the Fire and Building Code can be accessed via this link