All building, fire, utilities, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sign, right of way, wireless and clearing & grading permit applications must be submitted online at MyBuildingPermit.com. Paper applications and plans for these permit types are no longer accepted.
We are on track with our goal of 100% paperless permitting! The final piece will fall into place on September 6, 2019, when all land use and shoreline permit applications must be submitted online. As of this date, we will no longer accept paper applications or plans for any permit type.
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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.