General Permit Assistance


The City Clerk’s Office authenticates, records, and maintains the City’s official legislative acts. It assures compliance with legal requirements for Washington State municipalities, including the accuracy, organization, accessibility and protection of all essential public records.

Public Records

The Edmonds City Code designates the City Clerk as the Public Records Officer for the City. To review and/or obtain copies of public records, please visit the Edmonds, WA Public Records Request Center. Responsive records will be assembled for your review and/or reproduced in either a hard-copy or digital format. Please note there is a charge for paper copies. 

The Edmonds City Code designates the City Clerk as the Public Records Officer for the City. Records requests are managed by the Public Disclosure & Records Management Specialist. 


Scott Passey, City Clerk
or 425.775.2525

City Council

The City Clerk’s Office schedules and coordinates City Council weekly agendas and meeting packet, and prepares City Council meeting minutes. The Clerk's Office is also responsible for public notification of City Council meetings, public hearings, and other activities.

Codes, Ordinances and Resolutions

All ordinances and resolutions adopted by the City Council are on file in the City Clerk's Office.

Additional Services

The City Clerk’s Office issues and renews all business licenses (non-resident, commercial, home occupation, taxi, solicitor/peddler/street vendor), employee parking, 4th Avenue parking, residential and visitor parking permits, and processes Special Event Applications. It also oversees City contracts, and recorded documents. Other services include City Hall switchboard/reception, mail/postage, and purchasing.

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.