The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) has delayed the effective date of the 2021 Building Codes to March 15, 2024. For more information please visit the SBCC Website. For more information, please review our Interim Vesting Policy.
All applications and prescreens must be submitted digitally to [email protected] —we will not be taking paper submissions for prescreens, applications and permit intake. We are experiencing a high volume of emails; your patience is appreciated as we process them in the order in which they are received.
The most efficient way to assist our customers and the public continues to be via telephone, email and video conferencing options; and our application and permit intake processes will continue to be done digitally.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE TABS BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATION AND PAYMENT OF BUILDING PERMITS.
The first step or all building permits is a Prescreen - please see the instructions below on how to submit and request a prescreen.
Get a Commercial Building Permit Prescreen - please send an email request and information [email protected].
You must complete a building prescreen and get approval before submitting your permit application.
To pay for your permit or application you will receive an email from staff with the permit balance due. Once you have received this information you can pay for your permit by the following options:
When your building permit comes close to the expiration date, you can request an extension for your expiration by completing our Building Permit Extension Request Form and submitting it to [email protected]. It will be reviewed by Building Services staff and you will be notified if the request has been granted and if there are any applicable fees.
If you are required to submit Energy Code forms for your permit submittal--here is a link to the forms and information: WA Energy Program Information and Forms
For more information about the Energy Code legislation for Washington State--you can review the Washington State Energy Code Progress Toward 2030 Report.