General Permit Assistance

Playful City USA” is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the country for taking bold steps that make it easy for all kids to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. These communities are recognized for their efforts to create more playable, family-friendly cities. Through policy changes, programs, and infrastructure investments, Playful City USA communities are driving a deeper understanding of the importance of play and engaging their citizens to reimagine cities with kids in mind. Edmonds seeks to explore the possibility of achieving designation as a Playful City USA.

This project will be the focus of two courses in Winter 2017: Management of Recreation and Leisure Services (RECR 372, 60 students) taught by Dr. Randy Burtz, and Recreation Programming (RECR 373, identical 60 students) taught by Dr. Jasmine Goodnow.

Students in the Recreation Programming course will work in teams to develop 10 different recreation programs designed to get kids in Edmonds engaged in active play and away from their screens, consistent with the goal of the “Playful City USA” initiative. The program plans will specifically target traditionally marginalized and underrepresented populations within Edmonds with the hopes of increasing accessibility and inclusion to all children.

The project results are posted here.

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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Development Code Update

New Stormwater Code in effect.   
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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.