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King County Permitting is temporarily suspending lobby services in our Snoqualmie and Vashon Island offices effective Monday, March 16, 2020. For up-to-date information, please read our customer service bulletin.

Update, March 26, 2020

Due to the Governor’s order to suspend construction activities, most construction inspections have been suspended. It is the responsibility of the homeowner, contractor or agent to determine if an inspection is exempt under the Governor’s orderKing County Construction Guidance

To schedule an exempt inspection, complete the Exempt Inspection Request form and email it to

Find forms and application materials associated with a specific permit type


Many of the permit types in the Application Packets have associated Customer Information Bulletins. It is recommended that customers read these bulletins prior to submitting materials

Permit fees

An estimate of the fees associated with specific permit types also is available online as well as general permit fee information.

Questions or suggestions or to have forms or packets mailed to you
  • Call Permits at 206-296-6600
  • E-mail


New Applications Report

January 1–December 31, 2019
January 1–December 31, 2018
January 1–December 31, 2017
January 1–December 31, 2016
January 1–December 31, 2015

A new data field, Inspection Areas, has been added to the New Applications report. The Inspection Areas correspond to the County Drainage Basins. With this addition, it is possible to sort the data into smaller geographic areas by using the Excel version of the report. (View a map of the Inspection Areas/Drainage Basins)

RCW 36.70B.080(2) Mandated Permit Performance Report