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Safety tips

Safety tips

Permitting services are available online via this website and For details and information about our new location and office hours, see our Customer Service Bulletin.


We encourage everyone to learn about fire safety. Here are some helpful tips to prevent fires or prepare for emergencies. If you have any questions, please call at 206-296-6600 or email


Be found FAST - Emergency response is about speed. Here are helpful tips to assist emergency workers in finding your location in a timely manner


Changing your clocks for daylight savings time is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Also find information about fire prevention week.


Find a list of helpful items to have on hand for earthquake prepardedness

Fire Hazards–Vegetation

Keep your property safe by removing plant debris like weeds and fallen leaves and branches.

Fire Safety During Construction

Fires during construction, alteration, or demolition operations are an ever-present threat.


Generators can help with power outages, but they can be hazardous if not used correctly. Learn how to prevent generator-related fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Home Safety

Find information about fire extinguishers, family escape plans, smoke detectors, candles, kitchen dangers, space heaters, clothes dryer fires, and other helpful home safety tips.

Public Buildings

What to do when to guard against fire in a public building

Recall Alerts

Keep you and family safe by staying informed of recent product recalls. We provide links to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and you can sign up for email updates


Prepare your home fireplace and space heaters for the winter months with these helpful checklists.

Winter Holiday

Holiday safety tips for the whole family.


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

Most of our staff members are working remotely. Most permitting services are available on this website and Some in-person services are now available in our Renton office. For details, see our Customer Service Bulletin.

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Customer service: call 206-296-6600 during the following Call Center hours: 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.