Permit and Development Applications

We recently updated our building permit and development applications as part of our permitting software upgrade. As a result we have consolidated a lot of our applications - if you do not see the application you are looking for below, please contact the Permit Center at (360) 487-7800 or email

Building Permit Applications

Commercial, Multi-Family & Industrial
Electrical - Commercial
Electrical - Residential
Fire Protection (Sprinklers, Alarms) Please click here to read about changes to Fire Alarm fees
Fire Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Affidavit
Grading/Site Development Permit
Mechanical - Commercial
Mechanical - Residential
Plumbing - Commercial
Plumbing - Residential
Residential & Single Family
Sign Permit (see: Commercial, Multi-Family & Industrial)

See Also: Energy Code Forms and Information


Land Use Applications

Pre-Application Conference (see also: Pre-Application FAQ)

Preliminary Land Use (Bundled Application: Site Plan, Land Division, Conditional Use, Etc.)
Supplemental applications may be required based on scope of Preliminary Land Use project:

Archaeological Predetermination Supplemental
Human Services Supplemental
Road Modification Supplemental
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Supplemental (pdf version)
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Supplemental (word version)

Final Site Plan/Final Plat
Heritage Overlay District Review Application
Over the Counter (On-site Paving, Small Parking Lots, Temporary Storage Units)
Tree Plan/Tree Removal Submittal Requirements
Zoning Certificate/Zoning Verification FAQ

Other Applications

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Supplemental
Addressing Assignment/Change
Application Extension Request
Building Inspection Request Form - Before/After Hours
Engineering Review Application (civil project)
Engineering Services Applications (Water/Sewer Connection, Right-of-Way)
Home Occupation Permit
Permit Extension Request
Request for Temporary Occupancy

Critical Area Applications

Type I Review
Type II, III and IV Review
Minor Exception
Reasonable Use Exception
Statement of Exemption

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