General Permit Assistance

From the city’s signature fountain on Fifth Avenue and Main Street, you can walk in any direction and find an eclectic array of independent shops and services mixed with art galleries, restaurants, wine bars and coffee shops – and even an historic movie theater. Click here for a map and list of downtown Edmonds restaurants.

From books to candy, garden goods to contemporary and vintage clothing, gourmet food and wine to housewares, jewelry and travel, downtown Edmonds leaves no shopper wanting. For a relaxed morning coffee, lunch with friends, or dinner from casual to formal, the culinary scene in Edmonds offers a distinctive array of choices.


Enjoy popular Third Thursday Art Walks that run all year, or our Garden and Summer Markets, held each Saturday from May to October.


Visit the International District nearby on Highway 99, where more shops and dozens of eateries feature food and goods from afar. The neighboring districts of Perrinville, Westgate, Firdale Village and Five Corners offer more shops and services, each unique to its own area.


And when it’s time to say “good night,” find a restful hotel, inn or bed and breakfast near the waterfront or downtown. (This list is provided for your convenience and does not imply an endorsement or recommendation.)

Make a reservation now! Dayton Bed & Breakfast
522 Dayton Street
Edmonds, WA  98020
Best Western Edmonds Harbor Inn
130 W. Dayton Street
Edmonds, WA  98020

"The Studio"
936 Maple Street
Edmonds, WA  98020
Travelodge Inn
23825 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA  98026
 Golden West Motel
 23916 Highway 99
 Edmonds, WA  98026
K & E Motor Inn
23921 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA  98026
St. Frances Motel
23905 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA  98026
Andy's Motel
22207 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA  98026




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

Development Code Update

New Stormwater Code in effect.   
Click HERE for more info.

Building & Code News

2019 Development Fees

New development fees - available here - as of January 1, 2019.


Sign Code Updated

The City's sign code has recently been updated, modifying how downtown sidewalk signs are regulated as well as improving some other more general sign code provisions. A summary can be found here, along with an application form.


Building Codes Updated

The 2015 International Building Codes as adopted by the City of Edmonds take effect on July 1, 2016.


Carbon Monoxide detectors

Updated information on the State requirements for CO detectors are shown in the attached memo.