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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 7.22.2020

JurisdictionPermit Center StatusCOVID link - PermittingInspections StatusCOVID link - InspectionsCounty
AlgonaNo change noted to permitting procedures. Contact City at 253-833-2897. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsKing
ArlingtonUse online permit submittal process and mail in plans when paper copies are required. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.InspectionsSnohomish
AuburnClosed, online permitting available. 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. InspectionsKing
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. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsKitsap
BellevueClosed, online permitting available.PermittingAll 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. InspectionsKing
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. InspectionsKing
Bonney LakeClosed to the public. Online permitting available. PermittingInspections 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 Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements.InspectionsPierce
BothellClosed, online permitting available.PermittingAll 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. InspectionsKing/Snohomish
BremertonCity Hall closed. All permitting online. PermittingInspections continuing. InspectionsKitsap
BrierCity Hall is open but services may be limited. Contact City for permitting.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Snohomish
BuckleyCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. PermittingInspections continuing with social distancing guidelines. InspectionsPierce
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. PermittingInspections will be performed for those functions that are consistent with the governor's order. InspectionsKing
CarnationCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. Permit expirations are being extended. PermittingInspections continuing. Contact City for inspection procedures. InspectionsKing
Clyde HillCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsKing
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. InspectionsKing
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. Snohomish
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. PermittingInspections only for projects listed as essential and for construction activities occurring under the April 24, 2020 update. InspectionsKing
DuPontCity Hall closed. Email permit applications as directed in link. Materials can also be mailed in. Permits processed as usual. PermittingInspections occurring as normal. InspectionsPierce
DuvallCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsKing
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. InspectionsPierce
EdgewoodCity Hall closed. Online permitting available. PermittingInspections continuing, but may be virtual.InspectionsPierce
EdmondsClosed to the public. Permits can now be applied for using MyBuildingPermit. PermittingInspections provided. Construction projects should comply with the Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. InspectionsSnohomish
EnumclawCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Check permit status online.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsKing
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. PermittingConstruction projects must be in compliance with the Governor's orders. In-person inspections have resumed in occupied dwelling units. Remote inspections available.InspectionsSnohomish
Federal WayClosed, go to website to request a permit upload link. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsKing
FifeCity Hall closed. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsPierce
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. InspectionsPierce
Gig HarborCivic Center closed to the public until August 3. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsPierce
Gold BarContact directly for permitting. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Snohomish
Granite FallsClosed, contact for permitting.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsSnohomish
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. InspectionsKing
KenmoreClosed to the public. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsKing
KentPermit center closed to the public. Paper plans can be picked up in person by appointment only. Electronic submittals accepted as of March 30. PermittingIn-person inspection services are suspended in occupied homes, habitable spaces, and some medical facilities. Inspections for commercial structures and new residential homes will be accommodated through a no-contact approach. InspectionsKing
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.InspectionsKing
KirklandCity Hall closed to the public. Online permitting available. Permit extensions available. PermittingInspections 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. InspectionsKing
Kitsap CountyBeginning August 3, lobby hours in the Administration Building are 9am-Noon, M-F. DCD is still closed to the public, use online permitting and virtual options for accessing DCD services. PermittingInspections for all construction work now available. Review Phase 2 Construction Safety Guidance at link. InspectionsKitsap
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. InspectionsKing
Lake StevensResidential mechanical, plumbing, or re-roofing permits can be submitted online. Contact City for other permits. PermittingInspections will continue for projects in compliance with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. InspectionsSnohomish
LakewoodCity Hall closed. Permitting via email, some services available online. PermittingInspections are by appointment only and will be coordinated by the City Inspector. See link for required safety precautions. InspectionsPierce
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. InspectionsSnohomish
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.InspectionsKing
MarysvilleCity buildings closed to the public. 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. InspectionsSnohomish
MedinaCity Hall closed. Contact City for permitting. Online permitting not available. PermittingThe 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. InspectionsKing
Mercer IslandClosed to the public. Permits are being issued for and public notice is resuming. Online permitting available. PermittingAll construction may continue in compliance with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. InspectionsKing
Mill CreekCity buildings closed to general public until September 1. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsSnohomish
MiltonCity Hall closed until further notice, permit applications continue to be accepted. Contact City for permitting procedures. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsPierce
MonroeClosed to the public until Phase 3, permit processing continues. Electronic reviews available, contact permit department for submittal procedures. PermittingInspections are conducted for all job sites that comply with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. No inspections available on Fridays. InspectionsSnohomish
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. PermittingImplementation 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. InspectionsSnohomish
MukilteoClosed to the public. Still accepting permit applications and resubmittals online or by mail. PermittingInspections 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. InspectionsSnohomish
NewcastleBuilding Permit Applications will be accepted for all permit types. Permit issuance will be contingent upon the applicant submitting a signed Safe Start Construction Attestation that documents compliance with the Governor's Order. Contact City for permitting procedures. PermittingInspector 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. InspectionsKing
Normandy Park Accepting applications for all projects via email, mail, or by appointment only as City Hall is currently closed to the public. PermittingInspections will be performed for those functions that are consistent with the governor's "Safe Start Washington" order. InspectionsKing
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. InspectionsKing
OrtingCity Hall closed. Submit permits via email. PermittingInspections continuing and may be done virtually. InspectionsPierce
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. InspectionsPierce
Pierce CountyClosed, online permitting available. Drop box available in Pierce County Annex south entrance for documents required to be printed. PermittingPhase 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. InspectionsPierce
Port OrchardCity hall closed. Permit applications accepted by email and mail, contact City.PermittingInspections continuing for new construction in compliance with the Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart.InspectionsKitsap
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, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. InspectionsKitsap
PuyallupCity Hall closed until Pierce County enters Phase 3. Some permitting services available online, contact City for other permitting. PermittingInspection services provided for projects meeting the Phase 2 Construction guidance. Inspectors are granted the authority to determine if the inspection can be done safely. InspectionsPierce
RedmondCity Hall closed through until King County transitions to Phase 3. Online permitting available. PermittingInspections continuing. InspectionsKing
RentonClosed, online permitting available or contact department. PermittingCED 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. InspectionsKing
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. InspectionsKing
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. PermittingInspections will be made consistent with the Governor's Order, as amended. InspectionsKing
Seattle - SDCICustomer service counters remain closed until further notice. Online permitting available. PermittingSee link for current SDCI requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. To the maximum extent possible, the City is deploying technology to do virtual inspections.InspectionsKing
Seattle - SDOTCustomer service counters remain closed until further notice. Online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. King
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 provided only where social distancing can be maintained. No inspections will be conducted in occupied homes except for emergency conditions until Phase 4. InspectionsKing
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. InspectionsSnohomish
Snohomish CountyClosed, online permitting available. PermittingPDS 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. InspectionsSnohomish
SnoqualmieClosed, online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsKing
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. InspectionsSnohomish
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. InspectionsPierce
SultanNo change noted to permitting procedures. Applications by appointment only. Contact City. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. InspectionsSnohomish
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. InspectionsPierce
TacomaClosed, online permitting available. Permit extensions are being granted. PermittingInspection services still operating as normal, but may be conducted by photo or video. InspectionsPierce
TukwilaClosed, contact for permitting. Over-the-counter permitting available online. Permit center will continue to be closed to the public on Fridays through the end of the year due to staff furloughs. 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. InspectionsKing
University PlaceCity Hall closed. Permits are continuing to be reviewed and issued, contact City. PermittingInspections only conducted for projects that are deemed essential. InspectionsPierce
WoodinvilleClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections for exempt work only. Appointments for building inspections will be available Mondays through Thursdays. InspectionsKing
WoodwayClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingPrior 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.InspectionsSnohomish
Yarrow Point Permitting continuing via email or drop off/mail. Contact town for info. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Contact City. InspectionsKing
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. Inspections-