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Our lobby services are closed. All permit applications can now be submitted online.

King County Permits has suspended lobby services in our Snoqualmie and Vashon Island offices. See available and alternative services

To ensure the safety of all customers and staff members, King County employees are following Public Health-Seattle & King County guidance and the Governor’s pandemic guidelines.


King County resources


External Web sites

  • US Green Building Council, Cascadia Chapter: The Cascadia Chapter assists in the development of industry standards, design practices, tools, policy advocacy, information exchange and education. Encourages widespread acceptance of LEED® certification as the regional standard for buildings and communities.

  • City of Seattle Green Building This resource for sustainable building features links to a LEED project task list, project services procurement language guide, policy and code information, case studies and Seattle's CIP Supplements to LEED.

  • American Institute of Architects, Seattle: AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment (COTE).

  • WA State Department of Ecology Green Building: Provides direct links to organizations, databases, resources, and other information on sustainable building practices in Washington State.

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Buildings: Provides links and information on energy, water, materials, waste and the indoor environment.

  • Built Green™: Residential green building program of the Master Builders Association developed in partnership with King and Snohomish Counties.

  • U.S. Green Building Council: A coalition of the building industry that promotes environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work and offers the LEED Green Building Rating System™.