General Permit Assistance

The Permit Assistance pages provide help in navigating the codes and permit requirements that apply to most any construction or development project in the City of Edmonds.

IMPORTANT:  Make sure the property you are working with is actually in the City
before applying or looking for permit information ! !

Many "Edmonds" addresses are for properties that are actually in unincorporated areas -- not within City limits. Please check this map to make sure the property you are interested in is actually within the City of Edmonds. The shaded area on the map shows the Edmonds city limits.


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& Inspections

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The City's online permit system offers a number of features, including:

The City provides a large number of information handouts designed to assist you in obtaining information about applicable standards and permit processes. Application forms are also provided for download.

The current listing of adopted building codes can be found here.
Please follow the link below for the City of Edmonds Privacy Policy:

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.