Planning and Development

The Planning and Development 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 Planning and Development 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


121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: 425-771-0220
Email: [email protected]

As of March 16th 2022, In-Person walk-in service will be available M-F 10:00am to 2:00pm; appointments are encouraged but not required.

Planning and Development Permit Center staff are available M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm for Telephone and Digital/Remote access.

Department Organization

Administration Director - Susan McLaughlin 
Administrative Assistants - Debbie Rothfus & Heather Lakefish
Building Building Official - Leif Bjorback
Permitting Supervisor - Kristin Johns
Sr Permit Coordinator - Denise Nelson
Sr Permit Coordinator - Christina Barson
Building Inspector - Les Krestel 
Sr Combination Bldg Inspector - Eric Carter
Plans Examiner - Kevin Bloomfield
Plans Examiner - Donovan Akau
Sr Administrative Assistant - Michelle Martin
Planning Manager - David Levitan
Urban Forest Planner - Deb Powers 
  Senior Planner - Mike Clugston 
Senior Planner - Brad Shipley
Associate Planner - Michele Szafran
Planner - Amber Brokenshire
  Planner - Tristan Sewell
  Planner - Rose Haas
Code Enforcement Code Enforcement Officer - Dan Gooding