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For serious violations happening now that may pose a threat to public safety or cause irreparable environmental damage, call 1-888-437-4771 immediately.

This hotline is monitored 24-hours, 7-days a week for providing timely initial response for violations that occur outside of regular business hours or on weekends or holidays.

Examples of calls appropriate for this number are:

  • major clearing violations
  • grading near a river or water body

A Permitting Department staff person is available to receive emergency complaints around the clock and is able to be dispatched to a site quickly should an urgent need arise.

See code enforcement complaints for information about filing non-emergency complaints.

A code violation complaint about activities in unincorporated King County may be filed in one of the following ways
  • Submit a Code Enforcement online complaint
  • Call 206-296-6680 during regular business hours to file a complaint by telephone, or
  • Send a letter to:
    Code Enforcement - Department of Permitting & Environmental Review
    35030 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210
    Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266
Instructions for submitting a complaint
  • Your name and phone number are NOT required.  If you wish to remain confidential, you must state that in your complaint.
  • NOTICE:  The information contained in this complaint is a public record subject to disclosure under the Washington Public Records Act (RCW42.56) and may be requested and inspected by any person. The identity of a complaining party (complainant) may be withheld from public inspection at the Agency's discretion if the complainant indicates that disclosure will endanger any person's life, physical safety, or property. However, if a court case is filed as a result of this complaint, the complainant's identity may be disclosed regardless of a request that it be withheld.