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Permit approval notification

Permitting customers are notified via U.S. mail when their building permit has been approved and is ready to issue. The notification includes information about any outstanding fees or other conditions that may be required prior to issuance.

Check permit status

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Permits issued

Once all of the requirements specified in the notification have been met, the permit may be paid for and picked up at Permitting.  Final permit fees can be paid online with a credit card

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Schedule inspection

After receiving the permit, customers will need to request a building inspection or, if required, request a preconstruction conference.

Building Inspection requests received before 3 p.m. on a workday can be scheduled for inspection the following workday. Requests for fire inspections will receive a return call the next business day to schedule a specific date and time for the inspection.

Schedule a permit inspection:

Phone IVR or by texting IVR and texting information and codes

Permit status and estimated inspection arrival times are available online, phone IVR or texting.

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Preconstruction conference

A preconstruction conference is required for all commercial and multifamily projects.

A preconstruction conference also may be required for projects with significant site and building issues such as wetlands, shorelines, floodplain, geotechnical, steep-slope, erosion hazard, drainage, excavation near a property line, etc.

A notice and condition will be added to the permit package if a preconstruction conference is required.

Call 206-296-6600 or email to schedule an preconstruction meeting.

Allow up to two working days for the conference to be scheduled.

Department of Local Services, Permitting Division

Department of Local Services, Permitting Division
919 SW Grady Way, Suite 300
Renton, WA  98057

Most of our staff members are working remotely. Most of our services are available on this website and For details, see our Customer Service Bulletin.

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To reach customer service, call 206-296-6600 during the following hours: 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m., Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.

Keep final plans and permits displayed on-site!

Approved building, fire and land use permits must be displayed prominently on construction and development sites.

Maintaining these records on-site is the responsibility of the applicant and/or contractor.

Contact a building inspector

If you know the building inspector assigned to your project, a list of inspectors' direct phone numbers is available from the King County Online Employee Directory
Residential permit holders

Permitting is re-implementing inspection for energy conservation and ventilation and indoor air quality (VIAQ) measures. For more information, see Energy and Ventilation Required Inspections