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Environmental Health Services
401 5th Ave, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-263-9566 (answered until 4:00 pm)
Fax:
206-296-0189
Inspection request line:
206-205-0935

Permit hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Thursdays:
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Environmental Health Services
14350 SE Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98007

Phone: 206-477-8050 (answered until 4:00 pm)
Fax:
206-296-9792
Inspection request line:
206-205-0935

Permit hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Thursday:
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Find a plumbing and gas piping inspector nearest you

Link/share our site at www.kingcounty.gov/plumbing

SPECIAL NOTICES

Limited inspection services 12/20/18 - 1/4/19

Inspection services for Plumbing and Gas Piping permits may be limited beginning on Thursday, December 20, 2018 through Friday, January 4, 2019. The automated inspection line confirms inspection requests and each morning the requests are assigned to the available inspectors. The inspection request is not scheduled until an inspector contacts the requestor and verifies when the inspection will occur.

For Vashon Island residents

Plumbing and gas piping inspections located on Vashon Island are only performed on Wednesdays.

New cash receiving process

Starting October 1, 2018, King County Environmental Health will be implementing a new cash receiving process. Our last financial transactions will be received at 3:30pm. If you bring in a financial transaction after 3:30pm it will be received but processed the next business day. Our closing time will remain at 4pm. Our office hours will remain the same: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8-4pm. Thursday 9-4pm.

Plan Review required for plumbing and gas piping installations

The Washington state adopted plumbing code (2015 Uniform Plumbing Code) section 113 requires a permit to be obtained from the Authority Having Jurisdiction prior to each installation, alteration, repair, replacement or remodel. Section 114 sets requirements for a permit application.

Subsection 4 states that a permit application to be "accompanied by plans, diagrams, computations and specifications, equipment schedules and other data as required by the Authority Having Jurisdiction."

Be informed: Not all plumbing and gas piping installations are subject to a plan review. Please open and read the "Plan Review Submittal" information (open Plan Review Information on the left side of this page) to determine if your project requires a plan review.

Please check our website periodically for upcoming updates and changes.