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A resource for our industry partners and clients to simplify the process of finding permitting agency status during the COVID-19 public health emergency and shut down. We will do our best to keep this information up to date, but please use the associated link for each jurisdiction to find the most current information on permit agency status and submitter requirements.

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Updated 5/27/2020

JurisdictionPermit Center StatusCOVID link - PermittingInspections StatusCOVID link - InspectionsHas an update been posted since construction reopening?
AlgonaCity Hall closed. No change noted to permitting procedures. Contact City at 253-833-2897. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsNo
ArlingtonUse online permit submittal process and mail in plans when paper copies are required. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.InspectionsNo
AuburnClosed, online permitting available. Limited staffing. PermittingInspections provided for most commercial and previously occupied residential construction projects that are able to meet the job site requirements and have a COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation and recovery plan in place. Inspections continue to be suspended for previously occupied, habitable spaces and commercial areas associated with medical care, but virtual inspections may be available. Inspections
Bainbridge IslandBeginning May 4 permit applications may be submitted by appointment. Use link to request an appointment. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsNo
BellevueClosed, online permitting available.PermittingInspections will be conducted for projects that implement the governor's requirements for re-opened construction sites. Inspections
Black DiamondCommunity Development closed to the public. No new development or land use applications accepted during the COVID-19 closure. PermittingInspections available for emergency residential repair and other projects that ensure stuctural integrity. InspectionsNo
Bonney LakeClosed to the public. Online permitting available. Permits issued during the COVID-19 pandemic require signing a disclaimer with the permit center. PermittingInspections will be performed for projects that are eligible to proceed and that have a COVID-19 safety plan in place and being followed. Inspections
BothellClosed, online permitting available.PermittingInspections will only be performed on those sites that are practicing active social distancing and sanitation measures as outlined in Governor Inslee's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Virtual inspections may also be available. As of May 11, all projects are required to complete an Affidavit of Authorized New Construction Project (COVID-19) to have on file prior to any requests for inspections. Inspections
BremertonCity Hall closed. All permitting online. PermittingInspections continuing. InspectionsNo
BrierCity Hall is open but services may be limited. Contact City for permitting.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. No
BuckleyCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. PermittingInspections continuing with social distancing guidelines. Inspections
BurienOpen for permit applications and issuance through remote drop-off and pick-up by appointment only 9am-3pm each day. Some permitting also available online. PermittingContinuing to provide inspections for functions consistent with the governor's order. Inspections only on M, W, F. Inspections
CarnationCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. Permit expirations are being extended. PermittingBuilding inspections suspended through May 31. Exception: existing unoccupied single-family residences currently under construction permitted prior to March 23, 2020. InspectionsNo
Clyde HillCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Residential Construction Activities that have been previously permitted and started may be continued using the protocols as outlined in the COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspections
CovingtonCity Hall closed. Permitting available online. Land use permits can be submitted via email. PermittingInspections continuing but will be limited to video capabilities. City requires a COVID-19 Safety Plan to be submitted prior to the restart of any construction work. Inspections
DarringtonClosed to the public but with limited staff available. If in-person services are necessary, call for an appointment. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. No
Des MoinesClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingInspections only for projects listed as essential and for construction activities occurring under the April 24, 2020 update. Inspections
DuPontCity Hall closed. Email permit applications as directed in link. Materials can also be mailed in. Permits processed as usual. PermittingInspections occurring as normal. InspectionsNo
DuvallCity Hall closed. Permit applications are being accepted via email. PermittingInspection requests are being screened until City offices reopen. Call or email to request inspection. Inspections
EatonvilleTown Hall closed. Permitting continues, appointments required for any service that cannot be performed over the phone or by utilizing the drop box. Contact Town for permitting. PermittingInspections continuing. InspectionsNo
EdgewoodCity Hall closed. Online permitting available but may be limited. PermittingInspections continuing, but may be virtual.InspectionsNo
EdmondsClosed to the public. Permits can now be applied for using MyBuildingPermit. PermittingInspections will only be performed on those sites that have established and are actively implementing social distancing and sanitation measures as outlined in the Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspections
EnumclawCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Check permit status online.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsNo
EverettClosed, online permitting available, no phone calls. OTC permits online, other permit packages can be dropped off in lobby drop box or mailed. PermittingConstruction projects must be in compliance with the Governor's orders. No in-person inspections in occupied dwelling units. Remote inspections available.Inspections
Federal WayClosed, go to website to request a permit upload link. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsNo
FifeCity Hall closed. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsNo
FircrestCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Permits are being issued for construction projects deemed essential or low-risk. PermittingInspections will be conducted for construction projects that are deemed essential or low-risk construction. Inspections
Gig HarborCity Hall closed to the public. Online permitting available. PermittingInspections will continue for projects in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspections
Gold BarClosed to the public. Service window available for dropping off permits. Contact directly. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. No
Granite FallsClosed, contact for permitting.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsNo
IssaquahClosed to the public. Permitting through MyBuildingPermit or email. PermittingInspections will continue for projects in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Existing construction must fill out a COVID-19 Job Site Requirements Attestation Form before restarting. Inspections
KenmoreClosed to the public until June 1. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsNo
KentPermit center closed to the public. Paper plans can be picked up in person by appointment only. Electronic submittals accepted as of March 30. PermittingInspections limited to essential activities. Inspections suspended for occupied homes, habitable spaces, and some medical care facilities. Remote inspections available. InspectionsNo
King CountyClosed, all permit applications can now be submitted online. PermittingInspections will continue for projects in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements.Inspections
KirklandCity Hall closed to the public. Online permitting available. Permit extensions available. PermittingInspections continuing for projects in compliance with the Governor's Implementation of Phase 1 Construction Restart - Proclamation 20-25 dated 4/24/2020. Inspections
Kitsap CountyClosed to the public. DCD will not issue permits that are not covered by the Governor's order. PermittingInspections will continue for projects in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements, beginning Wednesday 4/29. Confirmation of compliance with job site requirements will be required before inspections will be conducted. Inspections
Lake Forest ParkClosed to the public. Building permit applications being accepted via email appointment. Mechanical/plumbing permits can be applied for online. Land use applications continue to be reviewed. PermittingEmergency inspections only. InspectionsNo
Lake StevensClosed to the public - submittals/pickups by appointment only, call main line to schedule. Residential mechanical, plumbing, or re-roofing permits can be submitted online. PermittingInspections will continue for projects in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements.Inspections
LakewoodCity Hall closed. Permitting via email, some services available online. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsNo
LynnwoodClosed, online permitting available for OTC or land use permits, email for other permits. PermittingInspections limited to essential businesses (commercial only), emergency repair, replacement or maintenance. Inspections of occupied structures suspended until further notice. InspectionsNo
Maple ValleyCity Hall closed. Residential permits may be applied for online, other permits can be emailed or mailed. PermittingConstruction project inspections can continue as long as the Phase 1 Construction Restart Plan is implemented and enforced.  City will only inspect sites that are clean and vacant at the time of inspection.Inspections
MarysvilleCity buildings closed to the public through May 31. Submit permits via mail or physical dropbox, email for info. OTC permitting at online permitting link. PermittingNo inspections inside occupied dwelling units. Commercial and new residential projects can request inspections. Elective projects that can be delayed should be postponed. InspectionsNo
MedinaCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsNo
Mercer IslandClosed to the public through May 31. Permits are being issued for and public notice is resuming. Online permitting available. PermittingInspections will continue for work that is in compliance with all aspects of the Governor's Phase 1 order. Inspections
Mill CreekCity buildings closed to general public until May 31. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsNo
MiltonCity Hall closed through May 31, permit applications continue to be accepted. Contact City for permitting procedures. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsNo
MonroeClosed to the public through May 31, permit processing continues. Contact for permitting. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects only. InspectionsNo
Mountlake TerraceCity Hall closed to the public. No new permit applications are being accepted until June 1, except for permits for existing projects and essential projects. Email completed forms to permit specialist. PermittingInspections only for projects with permits issued prior to March 23, 2020, and only for existing, low-risk construction projects with an exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan, and essential projects. Inspections
MukilteoClosed to the public. Still accepting permit applications and resubmittals online or by mail. Priority is given to projects that are essential activities. PermittingInspections only available Tuesdays and Thursdays, and only for essential activities or activities consistent with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements.Inspections
NewcastleClosed to the public through May 31. Permit applications accepted for essential/emergency projects per the Governor's order. PermittingInspections suspended except for specific exemptions spelled out in the Governor's orders. Remote video inspections may be conducted. To commence existing construction projects, a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation and recovery plan must be approved. Inspections
Normandy Park Accepting applications for all projects, but unable to issue permits that do not meet WA proclamation 20-25. Permit Center is remotely open; contact City for permit procedures. PermittingInspections only for functions consistent with the governor's order.Inspections
North BendPermit applications and issuance resuming. If applications cannot be sent electronically, request an intake appointment available M-Th from 10am-3pm. PermittingInspections resuming for existing construction projects that are compliant with the Governor's addendum issued April 24, 2020. Request inspections using online request system. Inspections in privately occupied homes will only be conducted by photo or video. Inspections
OrtingCity Hall closed. Submit permits via email. PermittingInspections continuing and may be done virtually. Inspections
PacificCity Hall closed. No change noted to permitting procedures. Contact City for permitting. PermittingNo in-person inspections within occupied residences, alternative options may be available. Inspections continue on new construction with precautions, Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Inspections
Pierce CountyClosed, online permitting available. Drop box available in Pierce County Annex south entrance for documents required to be printed. PermittingInspections continuing for projects implementing the Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Virtual inspections available for some project types. Inspections
Port OrchardCity hall closed. Permit applications accepted by email, contact City.PermittingInspections continuing for new construction in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart.Inspections
PoulsboCity hall closed. Permit applications accepted by email or through online portal. PermittingLimited onsite building inspections being scheduled for issued permits and low risk construction. Inspections
PuyallupCity Hall closed. Some permitting services available online, contact City for other permitting. PermittingInspections services provided only for those projects meeting the Phase 1 Construction Restart criteria. Inspections
RedmondCity Hall closed through July 1 unless an earlier date is possible. Online permitting available. PermittingLimited inspections. Inspections
RentonClosed, online permitting available or contact department. PermittingPhysical onsite and virtual inspections provided for any existing construction projects pursuant to Phase 1 requirements. Whenever possible, virtual inspections will be accomplished. When King County jurisdictions are approved to move to Phase 2 construction, CED hopes to perform physical onsite and virtual inspections for all construciton projects. Inspections
Sammamish6-month moratorium on all land use, development, and building applications went into effect 4/21/20. City is not accepting development or construction permit applications. Applications filed prior to 4/22/20 will continue to be processed and may be reviewed and issued. Expiration dates for permits issued prior to March 23, 2020 are automatically extended due to COVID-19.PermittingInspections continuing for low-risk construction per the Governor's order. In-person inspections for occupied heated spaced are suspended but can be completed virtually. Inspections
SeaTacPermit Center has re-opened to accommodate construction activities allowed per the Governor's Order. Hours are 8:30am-1:30pm starting May 11. Safety precautions in place for visitors to the Permit Center. Appointments required for applying or picking up an approved permit. PermittingInspections will only be made consistent with the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, as amended. Inspections
Seattle - SDCIClosed to public access until at least May 31.PermittingInspections resuming for low-risk construction that adheres to the new COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Same-day inspections may not be available. See SDCI requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. Inspections
Seattle - SDOTClosed to public access until at least May 31.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. No
ShorelineCity Hall, Permit Center closed to the public. Remote services available. Residential OTC mechanical/plumbing permits online, other permits via email or drop-off. Permit applications requiring a public hearing will not be accepted. PermittingInspections are being provided for low-risk construction projects where social distancing can be maintained. No inspections conducted in occupied homes except for emergency conditions. Inspections
Snohomish City Hall closed to public access. Residential OTC plumbing/mechanical permits online, other permits via email or drop off. PermittingInspections limited to essential commercial & residential projects, ongoing construction work to prevent spoliation, damage, and unsafe conditions, and any work that is emergency repair, replacement or maintenance. InspectionsNo
Snohomish CountyClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections may continue for projects compliant with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspections
SnoqualmieClosed, online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsNo
StanwoodClosed, email permit submittals. Contact City for submittal procedures if permit packets are too big to email.PermittingStill taking all inspection requests, but inspections may be limited or may be conducted by video. Contractors required to comply with the Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspections
SteilacoomTown Hall closed. Email permit applications as directed in link. Single-family applications or applications with plans to be turned into the office between 8am and noon.PermittingInspections occurring at the Building Inspector's discretion. Inspections
SultanNo change noted to permitting procedures. Applications by appointment only. Contact City. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsNo
SumnerCity Hall closed. Permit review continues, but permits for non-essential construction will not be issued. Contact city for permitting.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Construction projects must comply with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspections
TacomaClosed, online permitting available. Permit extensions are being granted. PermittingInspection services still operating as normal, but may be conducted by photo or video. Inspections
TukwilaClosed, contact for permitting. Over-the-counter permitting available online. PermittingInspections limited to 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. InspectionsNo
University PlaceCity Hall closed. Permits are continuing to be reviewed and issued, contact City. PermittingInspections only conducted for projects that are deemed essential. InspectionsNo
WoodinvilleClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections for exempt work only. Appointments for building inspections will be available Mondays through Thursdays. Inspections
WoodwayClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingConstruction must meet the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart requirements.InspectionsNo
Yarrow Point Permitting continuing via email or drop off/mail. Contact town for info. PermittingConstruction may restart in compliance with the Governor's Order. Inspections
Washington State Department of Labor & IndustriesOnly inspections in accordance with the Governor's Phase 1 construction restart plan and projects eligible under directives regarding essential business and workers. Virtual inspections available. Inspections