General Permit Assistance

We provide a variety of forms and handouts to assist applicants in obtaining permits or information about different permit requirements or processes. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials are in PDF format. Use the menu at the right to help find what you are looking for.

Applications | Forms include the actual application form that must be filled out (and usually signed) in order to apply for a permit or approval. Additional forms are also provided, such as a public records request form or a map order form. Please note that you may also request an informal meeting with Development Services staff, or a more formal Pre-Application Meeting (where formal written feedback/comments are provided for a fee).

Handouts by Type are various informational handouts organized by general type of activity.

Handouts by Handout # is a one-page listing of the various forms and information handouts sorted by Division (Building, Engineering and Planning) and by form/handout number (e.g. a handout under Planning is "P1 - Accessory Dwelling Unit").

Engineering Standards include Edmonds Standard Details that provide information on the design standards for various types of engineering and public works installations and improvements.

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.