In Development Services, we review and issue permits for construction projects, like new houses, kitchen remodels or furnace installations, and land uses, like placing a school in a neighborhood or dividing a property into multiple parcels.
We have many ways to help you get started prior to applying for a permit.
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. Land use and shoreline permit applications will go online later this year.
Visit the Permit Center
What kind of information can I find in the permit center?
Our permit center is located on the first floor of Bellevue City Hall at:
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Information in the permit center:
- Permit history for a parcel of property
- Permit requirements for different types of work
- Permit applications
- Application review timelines
- Submittal requirements for different permits
- Help completing your permit application
- Development review and inspection fees
- Zoning information
- Public utility locations (water, sewer, and storm)
- Code requirements
- Environmental maps and regulations
- Aerial photographs of your property and the surrounding area
- Self-help area with a computer
Is an appointment necessary?
No appointment is necessary. Customers are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more above visiting the permit center.
Learn about the Permit Process
Apply for a Preapplication Conference
What is a preapplication conference?
A preapplication conference is a free service that allows you to get early feedback and direction from us on your development concept. It is structured to help you develop a complete formal application and a project design that is consistent with our codes and policies. The conference occurs at the schematic design phase, before you submit a formal application the proposed project.
What kinds of projects require a preapplication conference?
A conference is required for projects that need one or more of the following:
- Design Review Permit
- Master Development Permit
- Planned Unit Development Permit
- Preliminary Plat (subdivision) Permit
- Conditional Use Permit
- Shoreline Conditional Use Permit
Request a Predevelopment Service
Predevelopment services is a way to get ongoing, detailed feedback and help from us on your development concept prior to submitting an application for the project. Refer to our fee schedule to see hourly rates for these services.
The purpose is to help you early in the permitting process to develop a complete formal application and quality project design or to help you investigate issues that require in-depth analysis from city staff.
Who provides this service?
We do! Depending on the nature of your project, representatives of the following city offices will participate: Building, Clearing & Grading, Land Use & Environmental, Transportation, Utilities, and Fire.