Building Divsion HOME

The Permit Counter is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

Mailing Address:
121 5th Ave. N
Edmonds, WA 98020

We are open Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday from 8 to 4:30 p.m. On Wednesdays we are open from 8:30 to Noon - however the telephone switchboard will remain open until 4:30 p.m.
Applications and submittals are accepted until 4 p.m.

 

House20framingThe Building Division is charged with the administration and enforcement of the building codes adopted by the State of Washington as amended by the Edmonds City Council.  The adopted codes and regulations serve to protect life and property by governing the City's built environments. Our goal is to fulfill these responsibilities in a manner which provides facilitative service to the community, citizens and our customers. 

The Building Division staff reviews construction plans, issues permits and performs inspections of residential and commercial projects within the City.  This is done to help ensure that projects are designed and constructed in keeping with the currently adopted regulations including building, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and energy codes. 

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

Development Code Update

New Stormwater Code approved by City Council; will go into effect January 1, 2017.  
Click HERE for more info.

Building & Code News

Sign Code Updated

The City's sign code has recently been updated, modifying how downtown sidewalk signs are regulated as well as improving some other more general sign code provisions. A summary can be found here, along with an application form. The complete ordinance is here.

 

Building Codes Updated

The 2015 International Building Codes as adopted by the City of Edmonds take effect on July 1, 2016.

 

Permit Counter Open on Wednesday Mornings

Beginning Wednesday, March 2, the Development Services permit counter at Edmonds City Hall will be open on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Normal hours remain 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on other weekdays.

 

Solar permits now online!

Permitting for residential rooftop solar installations is now available online... find out more here.