Building Permits

Building permit submissions are processed in the following manner. If your permit is not listed under the Permit Portal or Intake Appointment icons, please scroll down to locate your specific building permit. For permits related to engineering construction projects, click here. Land use permits and approval information is here.

City Website Portal
Intake Appointment Required

Permit Portal

The building permits listed below are
available on the city website portal: 

Intake Appointment Construction Plans

These building permits require
an appointment with a
permit specialist

Commercial/Multi-FamilyLand Use
Single Family

Make an Appointment with a
Permit Specialist

Inspections: All inspection requests are accessed via the online Permit Portal. Requests via phone are no longer available. The Permit Portal allows those with active permits to schedule an inspection.  

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. 

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. 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 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fridays 8:00 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
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Intake Appointment Construction Plans

The State Building Code Council (SBCC) voted to delay the implementation of the 2021 Washington State Building Codes under emergency rule for 120 days starting on June 30th, 2023. Current 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.