|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.
- 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.
How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY
- Login to Online Portal
- Choose Permit Types and Subtypes
- Apply Document Standards and Attach Documents
- Make a Payment
- Revision/Deferred Submittal Form
- Correction/Incomplete Submittal Form
- Affidavit in Lieu of Contractor Registration
- Owner Affidavit and Hold Harmless (for use with Planning applications)
- Construction – Development Permit Fees 2023
- Fire Permit Fees
- Land Use Permit Fees 2023
- Public Works (PW) Permit Fees 2023
- PW Fee Estimate Worksheet (Bulletin A2 – Type C)
- PW Fee Estimate Worksheet (Bulletin A3 – Pavement/Transportation)
- Wireless Communication Facility Permit Fees
IMPACT AND CONCURRENCY FEES
Schedule your inspection
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
☏ (206) 431-3670
Fax: (206) 431-3665
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