How do I find the BCEGS classification in PropertyEDGE?

Learn how to use PropertyEDGE to get the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule classification for a community in Washington state.

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

What is a BCEGS classification?

A Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) classification indicates how effective and up-to-date a community's building codes are. It also indicates how well the community enforces its building codes. The classification process emphasizes building-code requirements that help prevent or mitigate property losses related to natural hazards, such as earthquake, windstorm or hail.

Scores range from 1 to 10, with 1 representing exemplary commitment to building code enforcement and 10 representing no recognizable building code enforcement.

For more information about BCEGS, click here.

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What information do I need to search for a BCEGS classification?

You need two pieces of information:

  1. A specific address (street number or name, city and ZIP code).

    AND
  2. The year a certificate of occupancy was issued or a final construction inspection was completed for the building in question.

If you don't have a specific address, you can search for a community's BCEGS classification using Protection or the BCEG calculator

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How do I find the BCEGS classification in PropertyEDGE?

1. Log into PropertyEDGE.

2. You'll see the search screen.

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3. In the search bar (where it says "find an address. . ."), enter the street address, city and ZIP code.

4. You'll see the results screen. Here, we've used 2120 4th AVE, Seattle, 98121.

5. Locate the BCEGS Classification box and enter the year a year of certificate of occupancy was issued or a final construction inspection was completed for the building in question. Here, we've used 2018.

6. Click on the orange arrow.

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7. You'll see the results, showing the BCEGS classifications for both commercial properties (CL) and dwellings (DW).

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