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Edmonds Development Permitting During the COVID-19 Emergency

Effective Tuesday, March 17 — and until further notice — City Hall is CLOSED for general public access
City Staff will continue to perform permitting activities while limiting in-person contact during the emergency.

FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES:  please contact the Development Services Department at or by phone at 425-771-0220


          June 5, 2020 - Snohomish County was approved to enter Phase 2. 

          Visit the Construction & Inspections Page for information on complying with the Governor's Phase 2 Construction Restart.


ELECTRONIC PERMIT SUBMITTALS: Visit the Apply For A Permit Page for inquiries related to electonic plan submittals and review of applications.  

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121 5th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: (425) 771-0220
Fax:(425) 771-0221

Planning administers all City codes related to land use and zoning and processes and coordinates a wide range of land use permits and approvals processed by City staff, the Hearing Examiner, and the ADB. Planning also maintains the Shoreline Master Program and critical areas regulations and reviews all development for compliance with these environmental regulations.

Long-range planning activities include implementation of the State's Growth Management Act and preparing and updating the Comprehensive Plan, as well as preparing or coordinating sub area and functional plans and sustainability initiatives.

Planning works with community groups to plan and implement specific plan elements, such as downtown revitalization and neighborhoodplanning, and supports and implements development code initiatives. Support services provided to the public and other departments include mapping and graphics, database development, and land and building inventories. The division assists in implementing the City's Geographical Information System program.

Boards and commissions provided support by the Planning Division include:

  • Planning Board
  • Hearing Examiner
  • Architectural Design Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee
  • Tree Board

Permitting Contacts

Development Services Department
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: 425-771.0220
Fax: 425.771.0221

M, T, Th, F: 8am to 4:30pm
Wed 8:30am to Noon
The switchboard is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  425.771.0220


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