Government

Permit Center


Please see “What permit do I need?” below to begin the permitting process.

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
• Tree Permit
• 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.

Grading

Grading may take place under one of two permits:

• Right-of-Way (Public Works) permit
• Construction (Development) permit

Right-of-Way Use (Public Works (PW/PWF)) Permit
Grading that is incidental to a Right-of-Way (ROW) permit (construction of access road, installation of
utilities, common areas, etc.) may be applied for under a ROW permit.

Construction (Development (D)) Permit
Grading that takes place entirely on private property, such as foundation grading, retaining walls, etc., and
will not involve work that would require a ROW permit would be applied for as part of a Construction
permit. This scope of work may be combined with the primary project (such as the construction of a house)
or applied for as a separate permit.

For more information please see our Grading Checklist.

Pre-Application Meetings

The pre-application process is to provide the City’s Development Review Team an opportunity to review the nature of the proposed development, application and permit requirements, fees, review process and schedule, applicable plans, policies, and regulations. It is not an exhaustive review of all potential issues and shall not bind or prohibit the City’s future application or enforcement of all applicable laws.

The Development Review Committee (DRC) meets every Tuesday afternoon. Two time slots are available for pre-application meetings on a first-come first-serve basis, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Your pre-application must be completed online and submittal documents uploaded eleven (11) days prior to the meeting (Friday, 4:00 p.m. deadline). The application fee must be paid prior to the meeting being scheduled.

Use the Land Use Permits portal to apply for a pre-application.
Here are a few links that may help you:

How to Apply

Permit Fees

Schedule your inspection

Building, Fire, and Public Works Permit Inspections

All Building, Fire, or Public Works inspections must be scheduled online prior to 5:00 PM for next day, or for the next available inspection.

Planning inspections must be requested at least three days in advance. Planning staff will coordinate to confirm the inspection and may request to re-schedule based upon staff availability.

For detailed steps on how to schedule your inspection, please view the instructions below.

How to schedule a Building (D, EL, M, MISC, PG, S, SPEC or W) or Public Works (PW or PWF) Inspection

How to schedule a Fire Inspection

To request inspections during OFF HOURS, please fill out this form.

Permit Activity Reports

2023 and 2024 Permit Activity Reports

Permits Issued with Fees, Values and Addresses Permits Issued with Contacts
January 16 thru January 31, 2024 January 16 thru January 31, 2024
January 01 thru January 15, 2024 January 01 thru January 15, 2024
December 16 thru December 31, 2023 December 16 thru December 31, 2023
December 1 thru December 15, 2023 December 1 thru December 15, 2023
November 16 thru November 30, 2023 November 16 thru November 30, 2023
November 1 thru November 15, 2023 November 1 thru November 15, 2023
October 16 thru October 31, 2023 October 16 thru October 31, 2023
October 1 thru October 15, 2023 October 1 thru October 15, 2023
September 16 thru September 30, 2023 September 16 thru September 30, 2023
September 01 thru September 15, 2023 September 01 thru September 15, 2023
August 16 thru August 31, 2023 August 16 thru August 31, 2023
August 01 thru August 15, 2023 August 01 thru August 15, 2023

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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