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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, as well as all inspection services.

Walk-in, telephone, and inspection services will not be available on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Services will resume on Tuesday, December 10th.
However, because training will be ongoing during that week, it is advisable to call ahead to make sure someone will be available to help you when you are at the office.

Information and permit status can still be obtained via the City website.

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. 

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

Building & Code News

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.

 

2019 Development Fees

New development fees - available here - as of January 1, 2019.

 

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.

 

Building Codes Updated

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