Adult Family Home Requirements

If the adult family home will be a newly constructed residence or a residence converted to an adult family home during an addition or remodel, a separate permit will not be required.

If no work is being done to the building, a stand-alone adult family home permit will be required. Apply for this permit online at MyBuildingPermit. To select the correct permit type, make the following selections when prompted during the application:

  • Jurisdiction: Bellevue
  • Application Type: Building
  • Project Type: Single Family Residential
  • Activity Type: Adult Family Home Inspection Only

When asked for a valuation, enter $1000. This is the standard valuation for an adult family home with no work being done.

Submittal Requirements

Upload the following files when prompted (these files are required for both a stand-alone permit and when adding an adult family home to a new residence, addition or remodel):

  • A floor plan of the dwelling (minimum sheet size is 11 x 17).
    • Identify means of egress and any components of the means of egress (stairways, ramps, etc.)
    • Clearly note the classification of each sleeping room. See IRC Section 325.3.
    • Identify the square footage of the floor area for all living space and garage/storage space
  • The DSHS checklist

Inspections are required

A final building inspection will be required for a stand-alone permit. Make sure to have the permit, approved floor plan and the DSHS inspection checklist available for the inspector.