General Permit Assistance

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.  

The City established a Green Business Pledge in the spring of 2014. The purpose of the pledge was to raise awareness amongst the City’s business community and encourage local businesses to employ green business practices in their daily operations. To date, approximately 35 businesses have taken the pledge. Due to limited staff time, the City has not been able to provide as much follow-up with the businesses who have taken the pledge, nor further get the word out to encourage additional businesses to take the pledge. Additionally, the intention when creating the pledge was for it to be converted into a full Green Business Program where additional resources and benefits would be available to participants. The City would like assistance in fleshing out and marketing the Green Business Program.

The project will be the focus of the Greening Business Applications course (MGMT 466, 30 students) taught in Spring 2017 by Dr. Craig Dunn. The course is an experiential capstone that draws upon both the business school and the environmental studies department.

The project results are posted here.

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

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.


Building Codes Updated

The 2018 International Building Codes are expected to be adopted by the City of Edmonds later this year and take effect on November 1, 2020.


COVID-19 Permitting

COVID-19 Emergency measures are now in effect!

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.


2020 Development Fees

The new Edmonds development fee schedule is available here - effective January 15, 2020.