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Edmonds Development Permitting During the COVID-19 Emergency

Effective Tuesday, March 17 — and until further notice — City Hall is CLOSED for general public access
City Staff will continue to perform permitting activities while limiting in-person contact during the emergency.

FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES:  please contact the Development Services Department at devserv.admin@edmondswa.gov or by phone at 425-771-0220

CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS:

          June 5, 2020 - Snohomish County was approved to enter Phase 2. 

          Visit the Construction & Inspections Page for information on complying with the Governor's Phase 2 Construction Restart.

 

ELECTRONIC PERMIT SUBMITTALS: Visit the Apply For A Permit Page for inquiries related to electonic plan submittals and review of applications.  

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

MyBuildingPermit.com

The City of Edmonds is now utilizing the MyBuildingPermit.com online portal for permit applications, inspections requests and more.  MyBuildingPermit.com is a permitting site shared with neighboring jurisdictions.  Please visit the website for more information and resources.

 

Building Codes Updated

The 2018 International Building Codes are expected to be adopted by the City of Edmonds later this year and take effect on November 1, 2020.

 

COVID-19 Permitting

COVID-19 Emergency measures are now in effect!

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.

 

2020 Development Fees

The new Edmonds development fee schedule is available here - effective January 15, 2020.