Construction & Inspections

Edmonds Development Permitting During the COVID-19 Emergency

City Hall continues to be CLOSED for general public access. City Staff are available via email and phone for permitting activities.

BUILDING, LAND USE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS: Apply for Building Permits, Land Use and Engineering applications online at: Welcome to MBP | MBP (

INSPECTIONS: Schedule your inspection online at: Inspection Scheduling (

FOR GENERAL INQUIRES: Please contact the Development Services Department at [email protected]


  • March 23, 2020 - Governor Inslee issued his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation" (20-25) which halted most construction except for essential activities and preventing or repairing damage.
  • June 5, 2020 - Snohomish County was approved to enter Phase 2, effectively allowing all permitted construction projects to operate, with the only added requirement being the implementation of a COVID-19 safety plan. See link below.



  1. Please schedule inspections directly through
  2. Inspection related questions can be emailed to [email protected] or you may call 425-771-0220. When leaving messages, please provide your phone number and email address.

CONSTRUCTION HOURS: Sound or noise originating from construction sites as a result of construction activity is exempt from noise limits during the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays. Construction activity noise on Sunday and Federal Holidays is limited to 55 decibels.

- Report all sound or noise violations to 911.


  • Requests to be made a 24 hours prior to the date needed. Projects may need inspections from multiple departments including, Building, Planning, Engineering and Fire.
  • Inspections are performed Monday - Friday, unless otherwise stated at the Development Services Department
  • Inspections are typically performed between the hours of 8am-3:30pm. When requesting an inspection, please include your preference of AM or PM.
  • Requests for final engineering inspections require 48hrs notice.
  • For FINAL project inspectins, Engineering inspections (when required by permit) must be schedule in advance of the Building final inspection.


  • Approved plans and inspection card shall be on site and available to the inspector at all times.
  • Utility installations shall not be backfilled until approved by the inspector.
  • Concrete pours shall not commence until forms have been approved by the inspector.
  • Temporary erosion and sedimentation control is the responsibility of the contractor/owner and shall be maintained throughout the project.
  • Traffic control shall be provided to MUTCD standards and per approved plans.

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


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