Northwest NEWS

June 17, 2002

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Bothell improves its building code rating

BOTHELL - The City of Bothell was given an improved rating on its Building Code Effectiveness by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau. In its most recent survey, the Bureau graded the City of Bothell's Building Services Division on the effectiveness of building code enforcement.
   In both graded categories of residential property and commercial and industrial property, the City's effectiveness grades improved by a full point from a four to a three classification (classification one being the highest and 10 being the lowest), placing it in an upper classification among other cities in the state (the average classification is a five to six), demonstrating the City's commitment to improving services.
   The rating is divided into three sections: Administration of Codes, Plan Review and Field Inspection.
   "The City of Bothell strives to provide the highest level of customer service to our community," said City Manager Jim Thompson. "It is gratifying to have that service qualified and recognized by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau."
   The City of Bothell Building Services Division is composed of the Protective Inspections Section which is responsible for reviewing applications for building, plumbing and mechanical permits, field inspection of all building related construction projects, damage assessment following natural disasters and code enforcement for zoning, land use and construction related activities.