General Permit Assistance

Stormwater Management
Edmonds Streams, Lakes, Wetlands
& other Critical Areas

If you see signs of pollutant spills near or in a storm drain or water body, please call 425-771-0235. After normal working hours, phone 911

For information on the Lake Ballinger/McAleer Creek Watershed Forum, click here.

Streams, lakes and wetlands are critical areas protected from development, and constitute a natural part of the  Edmonds drainage system.  For a map of Edmonds Watersheds, click here .

  • Edmonds has approximately 7 miles of streams.
  • Streams provide a natural setting and feeding areas for coho and chum salmon, cutthroat trout, waterfowl and other wildlife.
  • In Edmonds it's illegal to remove plants from or disturb stream corridors. Please call Planning Division at 425-771-0220 for more information.
  • In addition to bordering Puget Sound, Edmonds has one lake, Lake Ballinger, two ponds, Goodhope Pond and Westgate Pond.
  • Edmonds has one large wetland, Edmonds Marsh as well as the two ponds and several smaller wetlands.
  • Wetlands slow down stormwater runoff, which prevents flooding and erosion, and serve as a rich habitat for fish and wildlife.

If you live near a stream and would like information regarding best management practices click here.

To volunteer to stencil storm drains with a pollution prevention message click here or call 425-771-0235, extension 1603.

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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.


Solar permits now online!

Permitting for residential rooftop solar installations is now available online... find out more here.