General Permit Assistance

2015 Comprehensive Plan

Introduction and Overview

Periodic updates of the Comprehensive Plan are required by Washington’s Growth Management Act and are also good practice. As we plan for the future, we must consider how we provide for growth while maintaining strong neighborhoods that provide a range of housing, offer access to multiple modes of transportation, support economic development, and achieve healthy communities in a clean environment. The existing Plan covers the period through 2025. The update will extend the planning horizon through 2035 and accomodate additional people and jobs and meet other community needs. We invite you to learn more and share ideas.

For more information, please feel free to contact city staff: email Edmonds Planning or call 425-771-0220. You can also get on the project notification list by letting us know (either by phone or email).

The adopted Comprehensive Plan documents can be found here. Background information on the 2015 plan update process can be found below.

Development Code Update

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

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

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.