Government

Contact Information:

Permit Center
6300 Southcenter Blvd., #100
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 431-3670
Fax: 206 431-3665

Permit Center

Permit Center temporarily closed to walk-in customers

To help reduce transmission of Coronavirus; to keep our community safe; and to align with the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order the City has moved many City functions, including the Permit Center, to a Virtual City Hall. City staff is available during business hours via phone and email. A response to your voicemail or email message will be returned within one business day.

Contact Information:

Governor’s Order
The Governor has designated a list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Additional guidance from the Governor’s office related to construction is available here.

Permits
At this time the city is accepting all new permits and revisions to existing permits. Permits for facilities deemed essential by the Governor’s order and permits for emergency repairs will have priority. Please contact the appropriate staff listed above for directions on how to apply but note that the permit center is closed to walk-in customers.

Inspections

  • Permit inspections will only take place for Essential Critical Infrastructure; or for construction to further a public purpose related to a public entity including publicly financed low-income housing; or work required to prevent spoliation and avoid damage or unsafe conditions; and to address all emergency repairs.
  • Permit inspections for Essential Critical Infrastructure can be scheduled by calling 206-438-9350. For Fire Inspections call 206-575-4407.
  • Staff will not enter areas where social distancing and safety cannot be achieved. Any contractor or owner who requests an inspection shall notify the city in advance if anyone on the jobsite where inspection will occur has experienced any symptoms related to Coronavirus. At least 15 minutes prior to coming to the job site the City inspector will contact the person who requested the inspection so that area can be cleared, and social distancing requirements are met.
  • Due to reduced capacity, electrical inspections will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only until further notice.

We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in protecting our community from further spread of the Coronavirus.

NEW Online Permits Available

Electrical, Mechanical, AND Plumbing Over the Counter permits (that need no plan review) are now available online!

Please follow the link below and navigate to the permit application that you need. You can also view the Customer Instructions for Online Permit Processing.

After submittal, you will receive payment instructions  and receive your permit. If you have any questions, please call: (206) 431-3670

Additional permits will become available for online submittal in the near future.

ACCESS FIRE PERMITS HERE. Click on the “FIRE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES” link to select the application you need.

eTrakit continues to be our resource for viewing existing permits, projects, contractors, properties, inspections, violations, and scheduling inspections.

 

Fee Schedules

Building Permits Overview

The role of the Building Division is to safeguard health, safety, property and public welfare through the enforcement of the Washington State Building Code and related codes.

Effective enforcement and clear building regulations are necessary to ensure building safety. The Division’s work ensures that buildings are designed and constructed to be structurally stable, have adequate entrances and exits, provide sufficient light and ventilation, and meet an acceptable level of health, life and safety protection.

Permit Process Overview

The following process is required for a variety of construction, alteration, and demolition activities of buildings or structures.

  • Permit applications for building construction, alterations, electrical, and mechanical equipment work may be submitted at the City of Tukwila Permit Center located at 6300 Southcenter Boulevard, Suite 100 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Appointments are not necessary.
  • Electrical, Mechanical, AND Plumbing Over the Counter permits (that need no plan review) are now available online! Visit the Forms Portal.
  • Applicable city departments review the permit application, with its accompanying plans and specifications. The plan review staff for each department determine if the proposed construction will meet the standards of their respective chapters of the Tukwila Municipal Code. Corrections or clarifications may be required to the application documents. Following approval by each department, a building permit is issued by the Permit Center.
  • After the permit is issued, construction may begin. A prescribed schedule of inspections, which is attached to each permit, must occur throughout the construction process. The required inspections ensure that the work proceeds according to approved plans. Scheduling an inspection is required and is the builders responsibility.
  • When the construction is completed, a final inspection is required before a building or space can be occupied. A Building Division Inspector will conduct the final inspection. The Inspector will confirm that all affected City, County, and State departments or agencies have approved and signed-off on their requirements. Lastly, the inspector will determine that the life, health, and property protections are provided for the occupancy or use.

The City of Tukwila administers and enforces the following codes:

  • The Washington State Building Code, which includes the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fire Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and each of the related standards and State Amendments.
  • The Washington State Energy Code

Related Building Code information is available on the International Code Council web site and the Washington State Building Code Council web site.

Building Department Application Forms

Applications

 

Checklists

 

Tip Sheets

 

Miscellaneous Forms/Documents

Public Works Application Forms

Land Use Application Forms


NEW! Electronic submittal procedures for LAND USE AND SIGN APPLICATIONS available here.

Sign Permits

 

Design Review

 

Parking

 

Zoning & Shoreline Variances, Special Permissions and Site Plan Review

 

Lot Creation and Consolidation

 

Subdivision

 

Wireless Communication Facility

 

SEPA & Environmental

 

Shoreline Permits

 

Noise Variance

 

Use Permits

 

Comprehensive Plan Changes

 

Miscellaneous Services and Charges

 

Planning Division Informational Documents

Permit Activity Reports

2020 Permit Activity Reports

Permits Issued with Fees, Values and Addresses Permits Issued with Contacts
April 16, 2020 thru April 30, 2020 April 16, 2020 thru April 30, 2020
April 01, 2020 thru April 15, 2020 April 01, 2020 thru April 15, 2020
March 16, 2020 thru March 31, 2020 March 16, 2020 thru March 31, 2020
March 01, 2020 thru March 15, 2020 March 01, 2020 thru March 15, 2020
February 16, 2020 thru February 29, 2020 February 16, 2020 thru February 29, 2020
February 1, 2020 thru February 15, 2020 February 1, 2020 thru February 15, 2020
January 16, 2020 thru January 31, 2020 January 16, 2020 thru January 31, 2020
January 1, 2020 thru January 15, 2020 January 1, 2020 thru January 15, 2020

2019 Permit Activity Reports

Permits Issued with Fees, Values and Addresses Permits Issued with Contacts
December 16, 2019 thru December 31, 2019 December 16, 2019 thru December 31, 2019
December 1, 2019 thru December 15, 2019 December 1, 2019 thru December 15, 2019
November 16, 2019 thru November 30, 2019 November 16, 2019 thru November 30, 2019
November 1, 2019 thru November 15, 2019 November 1, 2019 thru November 15, 2019
October 16, 2019 thru October 31, 2019 October 16, 2019 thru October 31, 2019
October 1, 2019 thru October 15, 2019 October 1, 2019 thru October 15, 2019
September 16, 2019 thru September 30, 2019 September 16, 2019 thru September 30, 2019
September 1, 2019 thru September 15, 2019 September 1, 2019 thru September 15, 2019
August 16, 2019 thru August 31, 2019 August 16, 2019 thru August 31, 2019
August 1, 2019 thru August 15, 2019 August 1, 2019 thru August 15, 2019
July 16, 2019 thru July 31, 2019 July 16, 2019 thru July 31, 2019
July 1, 2019 thru July 15, 2019 July 1, 2019 thru July 15, 2019
June 16, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 June 16, 2019 thru June 30, 2019
June 1, 2019 thru June 15, 2019 June 1, 2019 thru June 15, 2019
May 16, 2019 thru May 31, 2019 May 16, 2019 thru May 31, 2019
May 1, 2019 thru May 15, 2019 May 1, 2019 thru May 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 thru April 30, 2019 April 15, 2019 thru April 30, 2019
April 1, 2019 thru April 15, 2019 April 1, 2019 thru April 15, 2019
March 16, 2019 thru March 31, 2019 March 16, 2019 thru March 31, 2019
March 1, 2019 thru March 15, 2019 March 1, 2019 thru March 15, 2019
February 16, 2019 thru February 28, 2019 February 16, 2019 thru February 28, 2019
February 1, 2019 thru February 15, 2019 February 1, 2019 thru February 15, 2019
January 16, 2019 thru January 31, 2019 January 16, 2019 thru January 31, 2019
January 1, 2019 thru January 15, 2019 January 1, 2019 thru January 15, 2019

2018 Permit Activity Reports

Permits Issued with Fees, Values and Addresses Permits Issued with Contacts
December 16, 2018 thru December 31, 2018 December 16, 2018 thru December 31, 2018
December 1, 2018 thru December 15, 2018 December 1, 2018 thru December 15, 2018
November 16, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 November 16, 2018 thru November 30, 2018
November 1, 2018 thru November 15, 2018 November 1, 2018 thru November 15, 2018
October 16, 2018 thru October 31, 2018 October 16, 2018 thru October 31, 2018
October 1, 2018 thru October 15, 2018 October 1, 2018 thru October 15, 2018
September 16, 2018 thru September 30, 2018 September 16, 2018 thru September 30, 2018
September 1, 2018 thru September 15, 2018 September 1, 2018 thru September 15, 2018
August 16, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 August 16, 2018 thru August 31, 2018
August 1, 2018 thru August 15, 2018 August 1, 2018 thru August 15, 2018
July 16, 2018 thru July 31, 2018 July 16, 2018 thru July 31, 2018
July 1, 2018 thru July 15, 2018 July 1, 2018 thru July 15, 2018
June 16, 2018 thru June 30, 2018 June 16, 2018 thru June 30, 2018
June 1, 2018 thru June 15, 2018 June 1, 2018 thru June 15, 2018
May 16, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 May 16, 2018 thru May 31, 2018
May 1, 2018 thru May 15, 2018 May 1, 2018 thru May 15, 2018
April 16, 2018 thru April 30, 2018 April 16, 2018 thru April 30, 2018
April 1, 2018 thru April 15, 2018 April 1, 2018 thru April 15, 2018
March 16, 2018 thru March 31, 2018 March 16, 2018 thru March 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 thru March 15, 2018 March 1, 2018 thru March 15, 2018
February 16, 2018 thru February 28, 2018 February 16, 2018 thru February 28, 2018
February 1, 2018 thru February 15, 2018 February 1, 2018 thru February 15, 2018
January 16, 2018 thru January 31, 2018 January 16, 2018 thru January 31, 2018
January 1, 2018 thru January 15, 2018 January 1, 2018 thru January 15, 2018

 

 If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the Permit Center at 206 431-3670

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