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Lobby services are closed

All permits applications can now be submitted online.   Learn more

King County Department of Local Services, Permitting Division has temporarily suspended lobby services in our Snoqualmie and Vashon Island offices. To consult with—or ask questions of—our engineers, plan reviewers, ecologists, etc., please contact us by phone (206-296-6600) or directly via email

To ensure the safety of all customers and staff

  • King County employees will be following Public Health guidance and all inspections will be limited to no more than two people on site at any one time, exercising social distancing
  • Do not request inspections for work that is inside an occupied home or building in which occupants are displaying symptoms of illness, are currently sick, or have been sick within the past 14 days

  • Inspections may be canceled or postponed at the inspector’s discretion

Inspection Services Updated 4/24/2020

Per guidelines issued by the Governor, the Department of Local Services, Permitting Division is accepting requests for construction and land use inspections. In order to qualify for an inspection, the job site must be in compliance with the Governor’s Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Job sites that are deemed to not be in compliance with the Governor’s guidelines will not be inspected.

Any complaints regarding construction activity and job site compliance with the Governor’s guidelines should be directed to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry Call Center (1-800-423-7233) or via e-mail to


King County Construction Guidance

The King County Permitting Division provides land use, building, and fire regulatory and operating permits, code enforcement, and a limited number of business licenses in unincorporated areas of the county.

Department of Local Services, Permitting Division

35030 SE Douglas Street, Suite 210
Snoqualmie, WA  98065-9266
206-296-6600 |

Days of operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Closed Wednesday

In-person customer service hours
7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–3 p.m.

Customer service phone hours
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Cashier / Reception
7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

NOTE Permitting services at the Vashon Island office are suspended.