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Permit Center Status

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 4/2/2020

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ArlingtonClosed, contact for permitting.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.Inspections
AuburnClosed, online permitting available. Limited staffing. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects, ongoing construction related to spoliation, damage and unsafe conditions, and emergenry repair, replacement or maintenance. Inspections suspended for occupied homes, habitable spaces, and some medical care facilities. Inspections
BellevueClosed, online permitting available.PermittingInspections limited to essential projects (not including multifamily) and emergency conditions (repair, replacement and maintenance). Inspections
BothellClosed, online permitting available.PermittingInspections limited to essential commercial facilities and emergency repairs.Inspections
BrierLikely closed, contact directly. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.
BurienClosed for permit applications or issuance, except to service functions consistent with the Governor's order. PermittingInspections limited to essential commercial facilities and emergency repairs.Inspections
DarringtonClosed and operating at limited capacity. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.
Des MoinesClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects. Inspections
EdmondsClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects. Inspections
EverettClosed, online permitting available, no phone calls. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects. No inspections in occupied dwelling units. Inspections
Federal WayClosed, go to website to request a permit upload link. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspections
Gold BarClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.
Granite FallsClosed, contact for permitting.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspections
IssaquahClosed, online permitting available. Only essential permits will be issued, but all permit reviews continue. PermittingInspections limited to projects determined by the City to be essential. Inspections
KenmoreClosed to the public through April 24, online permitting available.PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspections
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. Inspections
King CountyClosed, online permitting available. Receipt of permit types not available online are temporarily suspended. PermittingInspections only for essential and exempt activities. Inspections
KirklandClosed, online permitting available. PermittingLimited to commercial & residential projects identified as essential, ongoing construction related to spoliation, damage and unsafe conditions, and emergency repair, replacement or maintenance work. No single-family or multi-family inspections. Inspections
Kitsap CountyClosed, online permitting available. PermittingThe only inspections currently being performed are emergency repairs and public entity or governmental function or facility, including but not limited to publicly financed low-income housing. Inspections
Lake Forest ParkClosed, contact for permitting. Check permit status online. PermittingEmergency inspections only. Inspections
Lake StevensClosed, submittals/pickups by appointment only. PermittingNo inspections on commercial or residential projects. Emergency repairs and appliance replacements may be exempt, some in-person or video inspections on a case-by-case basis. Inspections
LynnwoodClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections limited to essential businesses (commercial only), emergency repair, replacement or maintenance. Inspections of occupied structures suspended until further notice. Inspections
MarysvilleClosed, contact for permitting. Physical dropbox available; online permitting for over-the-counter permits available.PermittingNo inspections inside occupied dwelling units. Commercial and new residential projects can request inspections. Elective projects that can be delayed should be postponed. Inspections
Mercer IslandClosed, online permitting available. Permits authorizing non-essential construction will not be issued. Permit applications will still be accepted. PermittingInspections will continue for projects necessary to maintain safety, sanitation, essential operation of residences or construction sites, supporting transportation, emergency repairs, maintenance/repair of heating cooling and refrigeration, supporting essential critical infrastructure. Inspections
Mill CreekClosed, online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspections
MonroeClosed to the public, permit processing continues. Contact for permitting. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects only. Inspections
Mountlake TerraceContact for info or to make an appointment. Permitting only for essential activities or existing permits. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects only. Inspections
MukilteoClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections only available Tuesday and Thursdays, and only for essential activities. Inspections
NewcastleClosed, online permitting available. Permit issuance may be delayed if inspections cannot be performed safely. PermittingNo inspections in occupied homes or buildings when inspection is not time-sensitive. Remote video inspections may be conducted. Inspections
North BendClosed, not accepting new permits until back to normal daily operations. PermittingNo inspections on active commercial & residential permits not exempt by the Governor's order. Inspections in privately occupied homes for essential services will only be conducted by photo or video. Inspections
Pierce CountyClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections limited to authorized construction types. Inspections
RedmondClosed, online permitting available. PermittingLimited inspections. Inspections
RentonClosed, online permitting available or contact department. PermittingPhysical inspections limited to projects necessary to avoid damage or unsafe conditions in occupied residential structures; projects necessary for supply chains for goods, services and healthcare; public infrastructure projects. Other inspections may be accomplished virtually. Inspections
SammamishClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections only scheduled for reasonable anti-spoliation measures, construction site closures, essential projects, and non-essential emergency repairs. Some virtual inspections may be available. Inspections
SeaTacAll City facilities closed to the public; applications or permit pickups by appointment only from 10am-12pm daily. PermittingInspections only for essential projects or emergency repair, replacement or maintenance. Inspections
Seattle - SDCIClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections only for publicly funded low-income housing, stabilization of non-essential construction activity, public facilities, critical facilities, damaged structures, emergency housing inspections, vacant buildings open to entry. Inspections
Seattle - SDOTClosed, online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.
ShorelineClosed, and operating at reduced capacity, only essential services.PermittingOnly inspections for specific exemptions spelled out in the Governor's order, until at least April 7. Inspections
Snohomish Closed, applications temporarily being accepted via email, see link. 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. Inspections
Snohomish CountyClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspections limited to essential projects, emergency repair, replacement or maintenance. Inspections
SnoqualmieClosed, online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspections
StanwoodClosed, email permit submittals or use physical dropbox at City Hall. PermittingStill taking all inspection requests, but inspections may be conducted by video. Inspections
SultanClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures. Inspections
TacomaClosed, online permitting available. PermittingInspection services still operating as normal, but may be conducted by 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. Inspections
WoodinvilleClosed, online permitting available. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.
WoodwayClosed, contact for permitting. PermittingNo change noted to inspection procedures.
Washington State Department of Labor & IndustriesOnly inspections in accordance with the Governor's order. Inspections