Construction & Inspections

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.  

Construction and Inspections



  • March 23, 2020 - Governor Inslee issued his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation" (20-25) which halted most construction except for essential activities and preventing or repairing damage. 
  • June 5, 2020 - Snohomish County was approved to enter Phase 2, effectively allowing all permitted construction projects to operate, with the only added requirement being the implementation of a COVID-19 safety plan.  See link below.  



  1. Please schedule inspections directly through 
  2. Inspection related questions can be emailed to or you may call 425-771-0220.  When leaving messages, please provide your phone number and email address.

CONSTRUCTION HOURS: Sound or noise originating from construction sites as a result of construction activity is exempt from noise limits during the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays.  Construction activity noise on Sunday and Federal Holidays is limited to 55 decibels.

- Report all sound or noise violations to 911.



  • Requests to be made a 24 hours prior to the date needed.  Projects may need inspections from multiple departments including, Building, Planning, Engineering and Fire.
  • Inspections are performed Monday - Friday, unless otherwise stated at the Development Services Department
  • Inspections are typically performed between the hours of 8am-3:30pm.  When requesting an inspection, please include your preference of AM or PM.
  • Requests for final engineering inspections require 48hrs notice.
  • For FINAL project inspectins, Engineering inspections (when required by permit) must be schedule in advance of the Building final inspection.


  • Approved plans and inspection card shall be on site and available to the inspector at all times.
  • Utility installations shall not be backfilled until approved by the inspector.
  • Concrete pours shall not commence until forms have been approved by the inspector.
  • Temporary erosion and sedimentation control is the responsibility of the contractor/owner and shall be maintained throughout the project.
  • Traffic control shall be provided to MUTCD standards and per approved plans.

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


Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Development Staff
Code Enforcement

Building & Code News

Streateries Information

Information on Streateries can be found here, including guidance on the rules governing them and how to obtain City approval.


Temporary Tents and Canopies

Temporary Tents and Canopies can now be applied for online at Here is the link to specific submittal information: Submittal Information


2021 Development Fees

The new Edmonds development fee schedule is available here - effective January 1, 2021.


Permit & Property Records Available Online

Are you looking for development records for a property? Click here.

The City of Edmonds is now utilizing the online portal for permit applications, inspections requests and more. is a permitting site shared with neighboring jurisdictions.  Please visit the website for more information and resources.