Government

Permit Center

Please see “What permit do I need?” below to learn about the type of permit you may need.

To learn more about your property (zoning, critical areas, etc.) please visit our Property Research page.

To see current and past project public notices, please visit our Public Notice and Participation page.

What Permit do I need?

Do I need a construction permit or a land use permit?

  • What is a Construction permit?

Construction permits cover projects involving site development, construction and renovation of commercial buildings, tenant space construction or remodel for businesses, and construction work for residential buildings.

Construction permits include Building, Electrical, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing, Public Works (Right of Way), Signs, Special Events, Wireless – Construction Permits + Eligible Facilities Modifications.

Please access the Construction Permit portal above for more information and to submit a Construction permit application.

List of all construction permit types.

  • What is a Land Use permit?

Land Use permits can be required by the city’s Zoning Code to ensure that proposed use and improvement of property meets zoning and other requirements found in the code. Essentially, land use permits are not permits for construction; they are approvals for land development, designs and uses for future building construction.

Land Use permits include but are not limited to the following: Critical Areas Permits, Design Review, SEPA, Shoreline, Short Plats, Subdivisions, Variances, Wireless – Land Use (Substantial Change + Macrofacilities)).

Please access the Land Use Permit portal above for more information and to submit a Land Use permit application.

List of land use permit types and subtypes.

How to Apply

Permit Fees

Schedule your inspection

Pre-construction Inspections

To schedule a pre-construction inspection please email Scott.Moore@TukwilaWA.gov or Eric.Pritchard@TukwilaWA.gov or schedule via Bookings.

Building, Fire, and Electrical Inspections

All Building, Fire, and Electrical inspections must be scheduled online prior to 5:00 PM for next day, or for the next available inspection. For detailed instructions on how to schedule your inspection, please click on the link below. To request inspections during OFF HOURS, please fill out this form.

How to Schedule a Building or Electrical Inspection

FIRE ALARM PRE-TEST FORM (MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE FIRE ALARM INSPECTION)

Planning Inspections

Planning inspections are scheduled using the CONSTRUCTION PERMITS PORTAL above. Please submit planning inspection requests at least three days in advance. Planning staff will coordinate to confirm the inspection and may request to reschedule based upon staff availability.

Sign Inspections

Planning inspections consist of the applicant taking a picture of the installed sign and uploading a PDF file of it. Once the PDF has been uploaded, notify staff at permits@tukwilawa.gov.

Building inspection requests for sign permits are scheduled on-line through the permit portal as all other Building inspections.

Permit Activity Reports

2022 Permit Activity Reports

Permits Issued with Fees, Values and Addresses Permits Issued with Contacts
December 16 thru December 31, 2022 December 16 thru December 31, 2022
December 01 thru December 15, 2022 December 01 thru December 15, 2022
November 16 thru November 30, 2022 November 16 thru November 30, 2022
November 01 thru November 15, 2022 November 01 thru November 15, 2022
October 16 thru October 31, 2022 October 16 thru October 31, 2022
October 01 thru October 15, 2022 October 01 thru October 15, 2022
September 16 thru September 30, 2022 September 16 thru September 30, 2022
September 01 thru September 15, 2022 September 01 thru September 15, 2022
August 16 thru August 31, 2022 August 16 thru August 31, 2022
August 01 thru August 15, 2022 August 01 thru August 15, 2022
July 16 thru July 31, 2022 July 16 thru July 31, 2022
July 01 thru July 15, 2022 July 01 thru July 15, 2022

Permit Center Hours

Phone, email, and virtual appointment assistance hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

In-person assistance hours

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Permit Center Address

6300 Southcenter Blvd., #100
Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Contact Us

Permit Center

✉️ Permits@TukwilaWA.gov

Building Division

✉️ Building@TukwilaWA.gov

Planning Division

✉️ Planning@TukwilaWA.gov

Engineering (Development)

✉️ DCDEngineers@TukwilaWA.gov

Call Us

☏ (206) 431-3670

Fax: (206) 431-3665

Virtual Appointments

For in-depth service with a City division schedule a Microsoft Teams meeting.

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