General Permit Assistance
Summer, winter, spring or fall, if you enjoy the outdoors, Edmonds is the perfect place for you.

Waterfront parks with beach access offer the public everything from a relaxing stroll to an underwater dive at the Underwater Park at Brackett’s North--27 acres of tide and bottomlands. You can fish on a public pier or relax on the beach…all within walking distance from downtown.

The Port of Edmonds, an award-winning marina, is one of the West Coast’s largest covered moorage facilities.

Even man’s best friend has his sanctuary, an off-leash area on the waterfront just south of Marina Beach—a dog’s delight.

Popular parks offer a variety of family activities, including the city’s popular open-air swimming pool at Yost Park, which also features multiple walking trails. City Park and Hickman Park have play toys for the kids and barbeque shelters for family picnics.

For bird enthusiasts, Puget Sound Bird Fest annually attracts hundreds of bird watchers from near and far. The Edmonds Marsh is one of the few urban saltwater estuarine marshes remaining in the Puget Sound area and hosts over 200 species of birds annually. Nearby is the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery.

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.