General Permit Assistance

General Contact Information

Address: 121 5th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: 425-771-0220
Fax: 425-771-0221



The Permit Counter is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N.


> Monday ...8:00 am to 4:30 pm
> Tuesday ...8:00 am to 4:30 pm
> Wednesday ...8:00 am to Noon (afternoons by appointment only)
> Thursday ...8:00 am to 4:30 pm
> Friday ...8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The phones are open daily from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.



Permit Coordinators can assist with most of your general permitting questions or direct you to the correct person. Please feel free to call 425-771-0220 or email.

Kristin Johns

Senior Permit Coordinator

Linda Thornquist

Senior Permit Coordinator



The Building Staff will be able to assist with various building design and construction issues.

Leif Bjorback

Building Official

Chuck Miller

Plans Examiner

Eric Carter

Plans Examiner

Milton Thompson

Building Inspector



The Planning Staff can help with a variety of land use or planning questions such as dividing property, obtaining conditional use permits, zoning requirements, sign permits. Please use the "general" email contact below if you are not currently working with a specific planner...this may save considerable time since a specific person may be out of the office and not available to respond!

Have a general Planning question? Please E-mail us!

Rob Chave

Planning Manager

Diane Cunningham

Administrative Assistant

Mike Clugston

Associate Planner


Associate Planner


Senior Planner

Jen Machuga

Associate Planner



The Engineering Staff will be able to assist you with inquiries related to water, sewer, stormwater systems, roads, driveways, sidewalks, etc.

Robert English, P.E.

City Engineer


Stormwater Engineering Program Manager

Jeanie McConnell

Engineering Program Manager

JoAnne Zulauf

Engineering Technician

Jennifer Lambert

Engineering Technician


Permitting Contacts

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

Phone: 425-771.0220
Fax: 425.771.0221

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


Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Development Staff
Code Enforcement

Development Code Update

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

Building & Code News

2018 Development Fees

New development fees - available here - as of July 1, 2018.


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.


Solar permits now online!

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