General Permit Assistance
The overall goal for the City of Edmonds’ Stormwater Program is to not only meet the requirements of the municipal stormwater permit administered by the Department of Ecology, but also to ensure that our program addresses residents’ concerns.  Edmonds Public Works and Engineering staff have been working with other jurisdictions around the Puget Sound through several regional forums in a collaborative effort to share resources, tools, and methodologies to meet Ecology’s requirements.  While the Stormwater Management Program Plan will be updated and expanded annually, this document will primarily include descriptions of our existing programs and our plan to update these programs to meet the requirements of the Permit.

Long Range Planning

We are taking a detailed look at our watersheds to determine the best way to manage stormwater from existing and future development.  Long range planning will enable us to make better choices about how to plan for, maintain, and construct our drainage systems so they can better meet the community’s many needs.


We are improving the way we maintain ponds, swales, catch basins, drywells, ditches and culverts.  We are mapping the location of each stormwater facility, monitoring their condition and tracking the time it takes to maintain them.  This will help us determine which components are working well, which ones aren’t and which ones we need to replace immediately to save money.

Responding to Maintenance Complaints and Concerns

When you have a stormwater maintenance concern in your neighborhood, call the stormwater utility to let us know and find out what can be done.  We use your calls to help us prioritize our next projects.  Call 425.771.0235 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Involvement and Awareness – The City Wants Your Participation

We are informing the public about drainage systems, how they function and how to take care of them. This will help reduce threats to water quality and prevent flooding problems.   We need your help in developing and implementing this program for the City.  Opportunities for you to participate include attending public hearings, working as a citizen volunteer to educate other individuals about the program, assisting in program coordination with other pre-existing programs, or participating in volunteer monitoring efforts.  Please contact us:

City of Edmonds Engineering Division
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
Or email to

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.