Development Services

The Development Services Department is responsible for land use information and approvals, building permit review and assistance; long-range city and regional planning; building inspection; coordination of development review processes, development standards, and enforcement of the community development code.

 

Our Mission Statement

The Development Services Department’s mission is to preserve and enhance our community’s environment and quality of life by:

  • Providing accurate, consistent, and timely permit processing
  • Improving and extending public infrastructure
  • Promoting building safety and managed land use
  • Implementing adopted City codes, policies, plans, and standards
  • Protecting the public’s health and safety
  • Providing excellent customer service

 

Department Organization

Administration   Director - Shane Hope
    Administrative Assistant - Denise Nelson
    Administrative Assistant - Christina Wayland
     
Building Division   Building Official - Leif Bjorback
    Senior Permit Coordinator - Linda Thornquist
    Senior Permit Coordinator - Kristin Johns
    Permit Coordinator - Christina Wayland
    Senior Building Inspector - Pat Lawler
    Building Inspector - Dee Garrison
    Plans Examiner - Chuck Miller
    Plans Examiner - Andrew Gahan, PE
     
Planning Division   Planning Manager - Rob Chave
    Administrative Assistant - Diane Cunningham
    Associate Planner - Mike Clugston
    Associate Planner - Sean Conrad
    Senior Planner - Kernen Lien
    Associate Planner - Jen Machuga
    Associate Planner - Brad Shipley
     
Code Enforcement   Code Enforcement Officer - Mike Thies
     

Permitting Contacts

Development Services Department
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: 425-771.0220
Fax: 425.771.0221

Hours:
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

Contacts:

Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Development Staff
Code Enforcement

Development Code Update

New Stormwater Code approved by City Council; will go into effect January 1, 2017.  
Click HERE for more info.

Building & Code News

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. The complete ordinance is here.

 

Building Codes Updated

The 2015 International Building Codes as adopted by the City of Edmonds take effect on July 1, 2016.

 

Permit Counter Open on Wednesday Mornings

Beginning Wednesday, March 2, the Development Services permit counter at Edmonds City Hall will be open on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Normal hours remain 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on other weekdays.

 

Solar permits now online!

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

Planning News

  • Highway 99 Subarea Plan

    Click here to follow progress on the Highway 99 Subarea planning process.

     
  • Shoreline Master Program Update

    Find out about the new Shoreline Master Program update, affecting planning and regulation city shorelines (including Edmonds Marsh and Lake Ballinger).

     
  • AWC Award

    The City of Edmonds won an Association of Washington Cities Municipal Excellence Award for its Sustaining Edmonds program.