Construction Permits

Lane closure moratorium in the Tukwila Urban Center will begin Thursday 11/21/2023 and end 1/1/2024. Exceptions may be requested via email. Send requests to

(Building, Electrical, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing, Public Works, Signs, Special Events, Wireless, etc.)

Fire Permits Checklists and Fees

Fire Permit Fees

Fire Permit Checklists

Effective January 1, 2023, the City of Tukwila is contracting with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority (Puget Sound Fire) for Fire and EMS services. Development and new construction permits and inspections are now administered by Puget Sound Fire’s Community Risk Reduction Division, however, all applications and inspection requests must still be made through the City of Tukwila’s permitting website. All permits and approved plans are required to be on-site at the time of inspection. For more information, contact Puget Sound Fire at (253) 856-4400 or by email at or

Effective March 1st, 2023, the updated Fire Protection codes and updated Fire Fee Schedule will be in effect. For more information, please go to the Tukwila Fire Marshal’s Office’s website via the following link: FIRE DEPARTMENT

Public Works Permits Checklists and Fees

Public Works Fees

Permit Checklists

Supplementary Forms


To pick up a Temporary Hydrant Meter:
Contact Jason Bates, Water Superintendent, Tukwila Water Dept. at (206)433-1863 (Office) or (206)396-8235 (Cell) Mon-Thurs. If unable to reach Jason contact Bryan Still, Operations Manager, at (206)571-6308 (Cell).
The meter may be picked up at 600 Minkler Blvd, Tukwila.

Building Permits Checklists and Fees

Building Permit Tips and Informational Docs

Effective February 1, 2021, all submittal documents shall be designed to the 2018 State Building Codes as follows:

  • 2018 International Building Code with statewide amendments
  • ICC/ANSI A117.1-09, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, with statewide amendments
  • 2018 International Residential Code with statewide amendments
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code with statewide amendments
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with statewide amendments (part of the International Mechanical Code (IMC) adoption)
  • 2017 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58)
  • 2018 National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54) (for LP Gas installation only)
  • 2020 National Electrical Code with statewide amendments
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code with statewide amendments, including Appendices A, B and I
  • 2018 Washington State Energy Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code with statewide amendments found in the IBC
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Effective October 29, 2023, all submittal documents shall be designed to the State Building Codes as follows:

    • 2020 Edition

    • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code

2021 Edition

    • International Building Code
    • International Fire Code
    • International Fuel Gas Code
    • International Residential Code
    • International Mechanical Code
    • National Fuel Gas Code
    • Uniform Plumbing Code
    • Washington State Energy Code

2023 Edition

  • 2023 National Electrical Code with statewide amendments

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

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 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


Building Division


Planning Division


Engineering (Development)


Call Us

☏ (206) 431-3670

Fax: (206) 431-3665

Virtual Appointments

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