General Permit Assistance

Office Location: City Hall
121 5th Avenue North - 2nd Floor
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: 425-771-0220 Fax: 425-771-0221

What we do...
The Building Division is headed by the Building Official, Leonard Yarberry. Building Division functions include:

  • acceptance, tracking and issuance of building, demolition, plumbing, mechanical permits and sign permits
  • plan review to conformance to State adopted Building Codes
  • comprehensive inspections of foundation, framing, plumbing and mechanical systems
  • issuing Certificates of Occupancy
  • code enforcement and archiving and record keeping of building permits and commercial plans

Our Mission is to ensure and promote life-safety in the City of Edmonds through the enforcement of building codes. In addition Building Division staff are part of the City's emergency operations team providing post-disaster inspections of buildings to determine they are safe.

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.