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Edmonds Development Permitting During the COVID-19 Emergency

Effective Tuesday, March 17 — and until further notice — the City of Edmonds Development Services Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall will not be open for general public access. City Staff will continue to perform permitting activities while limiting in-person contact during the emergency.

For information on building activity and inspections to comply with the 3/25/2020 Governor's Order, please refer to the page on inspections.
For general inquiries please contact the Development Services Department at:
Email: devserv.admin@edmondswa.gov
Phone: 425-771-0220

Online permit informaton can be found here, including email addresses for inquiring about or submitting plans and applications for review.

City staff is working with applicants on a case by case basis if electronic submittal is not feasible.

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121 5th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: (425) 771-0220
Fax:(425) 771-0221
eMail: planning@edmondswa.gov

Planning administers all City codes related to land use and zoning and processes and coordinates a wide range of land use permits and approvals processed by City staff, the Hearing Examiner, and the ADB. Planning also maintains the Shoreline Master Program and critical areas regulations and reviews all development for compliance with these environmental regulations.

Long-range planning activities include implementation of the State's Growth Management Act and preparing and updating the Comprehensive Plan, as well as preparing or coordinating sub area and functional plans and sustainability initiatives.

Planning works with community groups to plan and implement specific plan elements, such as downtown revitalization and neighborhoodplanning, and supports and implements development code initiatives. Support services provided to the public and other departments include mapping and graphics, database development, and land and building inventories. The division assists in implementing the City's Geographical Information System program.

Boards and commissions provided support by the Planning Division include:

  • Planning Board
  • Hearing Examiner
  • Architectural Design Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee
  • Tree Board

Development Code Update

New Stormwater Code in effect.   
Click HERE for more info.

Permitting Contacts

Development Services Department
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: 425-771.0220
Fax: 425.771.0221

Hours:
M, T, Th, F: 8am to 4:30pm
Wed 8:30am to Noon
The switchboard is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  425.771.0220

Contacts:

Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Development Staff
Code Enforcement

Planning News

  • Planning Office Closed December 9th

    The Development Services permit counter and offices will be closed on Monday, December 9, 2019 for staff training on a new permit system. This includes Building, Planning, and Engineering personnel. Information and permit status can still be obtained via the City website.

     
  • Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review

    Find out about the new Shoreline Master Program periodic review, affecting planning and regulation city shorelines (including Edmonds Marsh and Lake Ballinger).

     
  • AWC Award

    The City of Edmonds won an Association of Washington Cities Municipal Excellence Award for its Sustaining Edmonds program.