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Local Services – Permits is the agency that provides land use, building and fire regulatory and operating permits, code enforcement and a limited number of business licenses for unincorporated areas of King County.

King County, Local Services – Permits

35030 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210
Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266

Days of operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Closed Wednesday

In-person customer service hours
7:30am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Customer service phone hours
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cashier / Reception
7:30am - 4:00pm

Vashon - Maury Island Rural Services Center

10011 SW Bank Rd.
Vashon, WA 98070

Days of operation
Tuesday   9:00am - 1:00pm


  • Permitting services (limited), District Court and Sheriff.
  • General information and helpful advice on permitting (land use, critical areas, etc.)
  • Property specific information and interpretation based on past history, if available
  • Intake of applications and fees that do not require a pre-application meeting
  • Site visits to assess specific issues and provide direction

Customer service

  • Free technical assistance and pre-submittal services are available as walk-ins with no appointment necessary 
  • Over the Counter Permits
  • Pre-Submittal Service
  • Permit Issuance
  • Records Center
  • All services are a first-come, first-serve; customer wait time may vary depending on customer volumes.


The cashier accepts fee payments and applications eligible for drop-off, provide issuance of most approved permits, and notary services.  VISA and Master Card credit card payments are accepted.


Check-in with reception for prescheduled meetings or drop-off materials associated with pending permit applications