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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 12.9.2020

JurisdictionPermit Center StatusCOVID link - PermittingInspections StatusCOVID link - Inspections
AlgonaNo change noted to permitting procedures. Contact City at 253-833-2897. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
ArlingtonUse online permit submittal process and mail in plans when paper copies are required. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures.Inspection Info
AuburnClosed, online permitting available. Permit InfoInspections 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. Inspection Info
Bainbridge IslandCity offices closed until Kitsap County enters Phase 3. Permit applications may be submitted via email by appointment. Use link to request an appointment. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
BellevueClosed, online permitting available.Permit InfoAll construction activity in the City of Bellevue is allowed, and required to comply with the safety and health requirements outlines in the governor's Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Site Requirements. Inspection Info
Black DiamondCommunity Development closed to the public. No new development or land use applications accepted during the COVID-19 closure. Permit InfoInspections available for emergency residential repair and other projects that ensure stuctural integrity. Inspection Info
Bonney LakeClosed to the public. Online permitting available. Permit InfoInspections will be performed for projects that are eligible to proceed and that have a COVID-19 safety plan in place and being followed. Safety plans must be consistent with state guidance. Inspection Info
BothellClosed, online permitting available.Permit InfoAll construction may continue with a completed Affidavit of Safety Compliance (COVID-19) on file prior to any request for inspection. Inspections may be requested through MyBuildingPermit.com. Inspections will not occur on furlough days (every other Friday) or holidays. Inspection Info
BremertonCity Hall closed. All permitting online. Permit InfoInspections continuing. Inspection Info
BrierCity Hall is closed to general public access. Call to make appointments. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures.
BuckleyCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Permit InfoInspections continuing with social distancing guidelines. Inspection Info
BurienDue to staff availability and workload, the Permit Center is available weekdays from 10am-noon and 1-3pm. The Permit Center is closed on Thursdays. The Permit Center will schedule permit applications and issuance through remote drop-off and pick-up by appointment only between the hours of 9am and 3pm each day. Some online permits available. Permit InfoInspections will be performed for those functions that are consistent with the governor's order. Inspection Info
CarnationCity Hall closed to all non-essential person-to-person business. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. Permit InfoInspections continuing - commercial and residential exterior inspections only. Contact City for inspection procedures. Inspection Info
Clyde HillCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
CovingtonCity Hall closed. Permitting available online. Land use permits can be submitted via email. Permit InfoInspections 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. Inspection Info
DarringtonClosed to the public but with limited staff available. If in-person services are necessary, call for an appointment. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures.
Des MoinesClosed to the public. Residential re-roof/electrical/plumbing/mechanical permits and right-of-way permits can be applied for online. Contact City for other permits. Permit InfoInspections only for projects listed as essential and for construction activities occurring under the April 24, 2020 update. Inspection Info
DuPontCity Hall closed. Email permit applications as directed in link. Permits processed as usual. Permit InfoInspections occurring as normal. Inspection Info
DuvallCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
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. Permit InfoInspections continuing. Inspection Info
EdgewoodCity Hall closed. Online permitting available. Permit InfoInspections continuing, but may be virtual.Inspection Info
EdmondsClosed to the public. Permits can now be applied for using MyBuildingPermit. Permit InfoInspections provided. Construction projects should comply with the Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspection Info
EnumclawCity Hall closed. Submittals may be made in person by appointment or online; contact permit center. Check permit status online.Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
EverettClosed, online permitting available. OTC permits online, other permit packages can be dropped off in lobby drop box or mailed. Limited phone service available - see "Phone Tree Selections" in linked webpage for hours by department. Permit InfoConstruction projects must be in compliance with the Governor's orders. In-person inspections have resumed in occupied dwelling units. Remote inspections available.Inspection Info
Federal WayClosed, go to website to request a permit upload link. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspection Info
FifeCity Hall closed. Online permitting available. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
FircrestCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Permits are being issued for construction projects deemed essential or low-risk. Permit InfoInspections will be conducted for construction projects that are deemed essential or low-risk construction. Inspection Info
Gig HarborCivic Center closed to the public until further notice. Online permitting available. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspection Info
Gold BarContact directly for permitting. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures.
Granite FallsClosed, contact for permitting.Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspection Info
IssaquahClosed to the public. Permitting through MyBuildingPermit or email. Permit InfoInspections 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. Inspection Info
KenmoreClosed to the public. Online permitting available. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspection Info
KentPermit Center closed to the public. All permitting is now online. All issued permits and land use approvals that were valid as of January 1, 2020 have been extended by 180 days past their original expiration. Permit InfoNormal inspections have resumed for commercial and residential permits, with precautions in place. Inspection Info
King CountyClosed, all permit applications can now be submitted online. Permit InfoInspections will continue for projects in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements.Inspection Info
KirklandCity Hall closed to the public. Online permitting available. Permit extensions available. Permit InfoInspections continuing for projects in compliance with the state's public health guidance. All construction, including new work, is now allowed. Adherence to the Phase 2 COVID-19 Job Site Requirements is strictly required. Inspection Info
Kitsap CountyDCD is still closed to the public, use online permitting and virtual options for accessing DCD services. Beginning in Phase 3, lobby hours in the Administration Building are 9am-Noon, M-F. No estimate on when Kitsap County may move into Phase 3. Permit InfoInspections for all construction work now available. Review Phase 2 Construction Safety Guidance at link. Inspection Info
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. Permit InfoEmergency inspections only. Inspection Info
Lake StevensOnline permitting available for all commercial and residential building, mechanical, plumbing, demolition, and re-roofing permits. Permit InfoInspections will continue for projects in compliance with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspection Info
LakewoodCity Hall closed. Permitting via email, some services available online. Permit InfoInspections are by appointment only and will be coordinated by the City Inspector. See link for required safety precautions. Inspection Info
LynnwoodClosed, online permitting available for OTC or land use permits, email for other permits. Permit InfoInspections are being performed with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Inspection Info
Maple ValleyCity Hall closed. Residential permits may be applied for online, other permits can be emailed or mailed. Permit InfoConstruction 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.Inspection Info
MarysvilleCity buildings closed to the public. Submit permits via mail or physical dropbox, email for info. OTC permitting at online permitting link. Permit InfoNo inspections inside occupied dwelling units. Commercial and new residential projects can request inspections. Elective projects that can be delayed should be postponed. Inspection Info
MedinaCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. Permit InfoThe City will not make any inspection unless the Contractor requesting the inspection has made the site in compliance with current Construction Restart and COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspection Info
Mercer IslandClosed to the public. Permits are being issued for and public notice is resuming. Online permitting available. Permit InfoAll construction may continue in compliance with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspection Info
Mill CreekCity buildings closed to general public until September 1. Online permitting available. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspection Info
MiltonCity Hall closed until further notice, permit applications continue to be accepted. Contact City for permitting procedures. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
MonroeClosed to the public until Phase 3, permit processing continues. Electronic reviews available, contact permit department to request an upload link. In-person submittals also accepted by appointment. Permit InfoInspections are conducted for all job sites that comply with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspection Info
Mountlake TerraceCity Hall closed to the public. New permit applications are now being accepted. Submittal methods vary by type of permit, see link for more info. Permit InfoImplementation of Phase 2 Construction Restart allows for scheduling of inspections. Projects must have issued permits on-site, require workers to be six-feet apart, and have a developed exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan. Inspection Info
MukilteoClosed to the public. Still accepting permit applications and resubmittals online or by mail. Permit InfoInspections available Tuesdays and Thursdays for projects permitted under the Phase 2 Variance for Snohomish County. All construction projects must comply with the Phase 2 COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspection Info
NewcastlePermit applications accepted by email.Permit InfoInspector will make determinations whether inspections can occur on site or must be conducted remotely. Remote inspections will be conducted via Google Duo. Schedule inspections through MyBuildingPermit.com. Inspection Info
Normandy Park City Hall is currently closed. Email permit applications as directed in link. Pick up of issued permits and drop off of application materials by appointment only. Permit InfoInspections will be performed for those functions that are consistent with the governor's "Safe Start Washington" order. Inspection Info
North BendPermit applications and issuance resuming. If applications cannot be sent electronically, request an intake appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Permit InfoInspections 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. Inspection Info
OrtingCity Hall closed. Submit permits via email. Permit InfoInspections continuing and may be done virtually. Inspection Info
PacificCity Hall closed. No change noted to permitting procedures. Contact City for permitting. Permit InfoNo in-person inspections within occupied residences, alternative options may be available. Inspections continue on new construction with precautions, Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Inspection Info
Pierce CountyClosed, online permitting available. Drop box available in Pierce County Annex south entrance for documents required to be printed. Permit InfoPhase 2 Construction COVID-19 Safety Plan must be implemented before scheduling inspections. Skype, FaceTime, and Microsoft Teams inspections are allowed for new or replacement residential furnace and heat pumps, residential water heaters, generators, occupied residential remodels, and additional inspection types. Inspection Info
Port OrchardCity hall closed. Permit applications accepted by email or document upload. See link for specific permitting procedures. Permit InfoInspections continuing for new construction in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart.Inspection Info
PoulsboCity hall closed. Permit applications accepted by email or through online portal. Permit InfoInspections available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Inspection Info
PuyallupCity Hall closed until Pierce County enters Phase 3. Some permitting services available online, contact City for other permitting. Permit InfoInspection services provided for projects meeting the Phase 2 Construction guidance. Inspectors are granted the authority to determine if the inspection can be done safely. Inspection Info
RedmondCity Hall closed through the end of 2020. Online permitting available. Permit InfoInspections continuing. Inspection Info
RentonClosed, online permitting available or contact department. Permit InfoCED hopes to perform phyiscal onsite and virtual inspections for all construction projects pursuant to the Governor's Phase 2 construction COVID-19 job site requirements effective as of May 15, 2020. Whenever possible, virtual inspections will be accomplished. Inspection Info
SammamishA moratorium on all land use, development, and building applications is in effect until January 28, 2021. 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.Permit InfoInspections continuing for low-risk construction per the Governor's order. In-person inspections for occupied heated spaced are suspended but can be completed virtually. Inspection Info
SeaTacThe permit center is open by appointment only, 8:30am-1:30pm Monday through Friday. Contact to arrange an appointment. Number of visitors to the permit center will be limited and all visitors and staff must wear a mask during interactions. Permit InfoInspections will be made consistent with the Governor's Order, as amended. Inspection Info
Seattle - SDCICustomer service counters remain closed until further notice. Online permitting available. Permit InfoSee link for current SDCI requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. To the maximum extent possible, the City is deploying technology to do virtual inspections.Inspection Info
Seattle - SDOTCustomer service counters remain closed until further notice. Online permitting available. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures.
ShorelineCity Hall, Permit Center closed to the public. Remote services available. Electronic permitting now available for registered contractors. Residential OTC mechanical/plumbing permits online, other permits via email or drop-off. Permit InfoInspections provided only where social distancing can be maintained. No inspections will be conducted in occupied homes except for emergency conditions until Phase 4. Inspection Info
Snohomish City Hall closed to public access. Residential OTC plumbing/mechanical permits online, other permits via email or drop off. Permit InfoInspections 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. Inspection Info
Snohomish CountyClosed, online permitting available. Permit InfoPDS inspectors will perform inspections in accordance with the memorandum and guidance updated on June 2, 2020 now that Snohomish County has been authorized to move into Phase 2 by the governor. Due to the high volume in inspection requests, same-day inspections may not be available. Inspection Info
SnoqualmieClosed, online permitting available. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspection Info
StanwoodClosed, email permit submittals. Contact City for submittal procedures if permit packets are too big to email.Permit InfoStill 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. Inspection Info
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.Permit InfoInspections occurring at the Building Inspector's discretion. Inspection Info
SultanNo change noted to permitting procedures. Applications by appointment only. Contact City. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspection Info
SumnerCity Hall closed. Permit review continues, but permits for non-essential construction will not be issued. Contact city for permitting.Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Construction projects must comply with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Inspection Info
TacomaClosed, online permitting available. Permit extensions are being granted. Permit InfoInspection services still operating as normal, but may be conducted by photo or video. Inspection Info
TukwilaOnline permitting available for all permit types starting September 8. As of October 5, no paper submittals will be accepted. Permit InfoInspections can be scheduled by phone. Staff will not enter areas where social distancing and safety cannot be achieved. Inspection Info
University PlaceCity Hall closed. Permits are continuing to be reviewed and issued, contact City. Permit InfoInspections only conducted for projects that are deemed essential. Inspection Info
WoodinvilleCity Hall closed until Phase 3, online permitting available. Permit InfoInspections for exempt work only. Appointments for building inspections will be available Mondays through Thursdays. Inspection Info
WoodwayClosed, contact for permitting. Permit InfoPrior to starting reconstruction, the homeowner must send an email to the Town confirming that they have the requisite plan, that the plan meets the requirements of the Governor's proclamation, and that the plan is posted at the job site and available for inspection while construction activites are taking place.Inspection Info
Yarrow Point Permitting continuing via email or drop off/mail. Contact town for info. Permit InfoNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. Inspection Info
Washington State Department of Labor & IndustriesUntil further notice, L&I electrical inspections will be performed based on construction activities allowed by the phase of the Governor's safe start plan in the county where the project is located. Inspection Info