General Permit Assistance
Nonpoint source pollution is another term for polluted runoff that doesn’t have a distinct source.  It’s pollution that results from our everyday activities; oil and metal particles from cars; dirt and chemicals from yards; and bacteria from pet waste.  The term “nonpoint source pollution” comes from the federal Clean Water Act of 1987, written to expand our fight to improve water quality in our local water bodies.  The Clean Water Act of 1972 was adopted to control pollution from point sources – well defined sources of pollution such as waste water treatment plants and oil refinery discharges.  Because of its’ diverse nature, nonpoint source pollution is a very difficult problem to solve, and is the biggest source of pollution to our waterways.

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

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.


Carbon Monoxide detectors

Updated information on the State requirements for CO detectors are shown in the attached memo.