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Can I use a ZIP code to look up a Protection Class for Washington state?

Learn how Protection Classes for Washington state and ZIP codes relate and what to do if you have only the ZIP code and not a specific address.

In this article, you'll find answers to these questions:

Do Protection Classes align with ZIP codes in Washington state?

No, Protection Classes for Washington state do not align with ZIP codes. The Protection Class (PC) for each property is based on many factors, including the location of the property, its proximity to a standard fire hydrant and the community's fire protection capabilities. So, the PC may vary within a ZIP code.

Learn more about how WSRB determines the PC for each property in our blog post.

Please note this information only applies to properties in Washington state, where WSRB operates. Other rating bureaus may operate differently. If you are looking for data for an address in another state, please click here for more information.

What do I do if I have only the ZIP code and not a specific address, parcel number or latitude/longitude?

If you have a property address but can't find a PC in our system, please click here for more information.

If you have only the ZIP code, contact customer service at 206-217-0101 or by clicking here. Our customer service team will do additional research on the location you're evaluating to get you the information you need.

Please note WSRB can only provide PC data for addresses in Washington state. If you are looking for data for an address in another state, please click here for more information.

 

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