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  King County Department of Local Services, Permitting Division is temporarily suspending lobby services in our Snoqualmie and Vashon Island offices. For up-to-date information, please read our customer service bulletin.

Inspection Services

Due to the Governor’s order to suspend construction activities, most construction inspections have been suspended. It is the responsibility of the homeowner, contractor or agent to determine if an inspection is exempt under the Governor’s order and King County Construction Guidance. To schedule an exempt inspection, complete this Exempt Inspection Request form and email it to

For new construction, and additions/alterations to existing buildings, including commercial tenant improvements

What requires a permit?


Property Research

Check jurisdiction and zoning to determine whether your property is located in unincorporated King County or is located within city limits.

Find your jurisdiction

step 2

Schedule a pre-application meeting

Pre-application meetings are held between a prospective permit applicant and Permitting Department staff before a permit application is filed.

Download pre-application meeting form

step 3

Download application materials

Find and download the application materials that align to your project on our permit application forms listed by packet page, including the following:

  • Commercial Construction
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements
  • Commercial Signs
  • Commercial Cellular Communication Facilities
  • Commercial, Mechanical

You can also pick up materials at our Snoqualmie office, or have them mailed to you by calling 206-296-6600 or emailing

step 4

Plan Review

King County will preform a review of the application to ensure code compliance and safety requirements.

step 5


King County inspects work to ensure code compliance and safety requirements.




Full listings of all Permitting forms and information sheets

Department of Local Services, Permitting Division


35030 SE Douglas Street, Suite 210
Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266

Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri:
7:30-11:30 am & 1:00-3:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed