Building Permits

Until further notice, City Hall remains closed to the public. Compliance to COVID-19 mandates has created longer processing times. Building Permit applications are listed below. 

Permit submissions will be handled in the following manner:

Permit Portal

The permits listed in this column are available on the city website portal:

Email the permits listed below to a Permit Specialist

Intake Appointment Construction Plans

These Permits Require an Appointment with a Permit Specialist

Apply Online

Email Permits to:

 Make an Appointment with a Permit Specialist

Inspections: there are two ways to schedule or request an inspection:
- Via online Permit Portal or call the Inspection Request Line at 425-775-9694. Please have your permit number and address ready. The recorded message will prompt you to state the necessary information.

Intake Appointment Requests are responded to in the order they are received. Please allow at least 5 business days for a date and time confirmation for your appointment. 

For those who are unable to submit items via email, the Development Permit intake box is located by the front door to City Hall (address below) during business hours. To begin the process, a permit specialist will contact you with confirmation of receipt and an invoice for fees due.

Implementation of Phase 3 Construction Restart allows for scheduling of inspections. Your project must have issued permits on-site, require workers to be six-feet apart, and have a developed exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan*. To schedule an inspection, call 425-775-9694. Please have your permit number and address ready.

*Washington State Department of Labor & Industries will enforce requirements for contractors to comply with comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, recovery plans and safety practices.

Homeowners considering a remodel to their home, or adding improvements such as decks, roofs, garages or retaining walls, often have questions about building permits. As a first step, consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not on our FAQs, please fill out the Ask a Permit Specialist Form.

Permit Staff Services & Hours
Mondays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Because each construction project is unique, we invite you to refer to our FAQ page, or contact a Permit Specialist via the Ask A Permit Specialist Form to answer your specific permitting questions. Permit Specialists can be reached at

It is important to provide all required documentation with the permit application. Please refer to the related applicable checklist. The required fee(s) are due at the time the permit application is submitted. If you have specific questions or suggestions, please call or email. The Permit Contact Information Form is required with all permits. When signing permit applications, you certify that you are the owner of record of the named property, or that the proposed work is authorized by the owner of record, and that you have been authorized by the owner to make this application as his/her authorized agent. 

Apply Online

Click below to enter the Permit Portal

Submit or View Online Applications

Click the proper button below for an intake appointment or inspection

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Building Permit Forms and Related Information

State Building Code Council (SBCC) fees applicable to all building permits will be as follows:

  • Residential Building Permits: $6.50 fee to the SBCC for each building permit
  • Commercial Building Permits: $25.00 fee to the SBCC for each building permit. An additional surcharge of $2.00 will be applied for each residential unit after the first unit.