• Permits and Inspections

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    In Development Services, we review and inspect development projects in Bellevue and the surrounding fire and utilities service areas.

    For information about permits issued by other departments, see: parks, residential parking, business permit or license and special events .

    Paperless Permitting

    Our permit process is 100% paperless. We offer 24/7 online permitting services at MyBuildingPermit.com. You can apply online, upload plans, check permit status and request inspections.

    Learn more about our online permitting services.

    New to permitting in Bellevue?

    Permits and Forms

    Visit our Permits and Forms page to find information about the permits we review and inspect:

    Why are permits and inspections important?

    First and foremost, it’s a health and safety issue. Permit review allows code experts to reduce potential hazards from unsafe or unlawful construction. Mandatory inspections act as a system of checks and balances focused on complying with city codes.

    It’s also a money issue—on several fronts. Proper permitting helps protect property values. More and more, property insurers aren’t covering damages caused by work done without permits and inspections. Disclosure of any improvements or repairs is required at sale whether permits and inspection were obtained. Many financial institutions won’t finance a purchase without proof of a final inspection. Without a permit, work may be subject to removal or other costly remedies.


    Permit Processing
    for Permit and Fee Information
    Business Hours
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays
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