Community & Economic Development

Permit Specialists

Staff Hours Update | Effective July 5, 2016

8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Monday through Friday  
Closed on WEDNESDAYS from 9:00-10:00 am for weekly Staff Meeting
Community and Economic Development offers services to people considering or involved in the development of land and buildings.  

Building Official Counter Hours | Effective May 15, 2017

The Building Official will be available for any customer inquiries at the front counter during the hours noted below. Other times available by appointment only.

8:00 am to 9:00 am - Monday through Friday
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Monday through Friday
The mission for Community and Economic Development is to assist clients in improving and developing their properties, consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted community standards
The services include providing appropriate information, permits, land use approvals, and inspections for a range of development activities related to building and fire safety, civil construction, and land use.
  1. Brochures and Handouts

    The Community and Economic Development Department has several publications to assist people in improving their property and other information.

  2. Building and Fire Permits

    The City of Mountlake Terrace requires permits and/or land use approvals for development and remodeling activities. Application forms for permits and land use approvals as well as checklists are provided in a printable format.

  3. Codes, Laws & Regulations

  4. Development Activities

    This map reflects the status of "Development Activities" in the City.

  5. Economic Development

  6. Engineering Construction Permits

    Information and instructions for obtaining and submitting Engineering Construction permits.

  7. Environmental Protection

  8. Housing

  9. Inspection Information

    Building, remodeling, and development projects of all types generally require inspections at certain stages of progress, as well as a final inspection and approval upon completion of the project.

  10. Land Use Permits & Approvals

    The City of Mountlake Terrace works proactively with residents and businesses to provide permits, inspections, and land use approvals that help ensure building and development is done safely and appropriately, consistent with community standards.

  11. Long Range Planning

    The mission of the Long Range Planning and Systems Program is to develop plans, guidance, and information and encourage public involvement to achieve healthy community development over the long-term.

  12. Low Impact Development (LID) Principles

  13. Maps

    View Development Maps within Mountlake Terrace.

  14. Subdivisions

    Applications & Checklists related to subdivisions.

  15. Urban Forestry - Environmental Education