General Permit Assistance
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020: Governor Inslee "Stay Home Stay Healthy" Order For business related inquiries please call 425.275.4823
City Council Meetings under Gubernatorial Proclamation 

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

INSPECTIONS: Visit the Construction & Inspections Page for information on complying with the 3/25/2020 Governor's Order.

ELECTRONIC PERMIT SUBMITTALS: Visit the Apply For A Permit Page for inquiries related to electonic plan submittals and review of applications.  

The City used a biennial City Budget (2008-2010) which was to be prepared every two years.
Due to the economic downturn of 2008-2010, the City's financial situation has been carefully managed since 2011 and preparation of the budget has been on a year to year basis and greatly discussed.


 Budget Calendar - Below are the proposed dates and topics. Due to the complex nature of budget discussions, dates may shift. [Click Here] to check City Council Agendas (and supporting material) as they become available.

At all meetings listed below, the public will have an opportunity to provide comments regarding the budget.


September 25 – Budget Review Work Session
  • High-level overview of department budget, including major changes, service level impacts of any proposed reductions, etc.
  • Preview of budget charts, tables, policies, etc.


October 9 – Finance Committee review of property tax ordinance
October 16 – Presentation of Preliminary Budget
  • High-level overview of budget assumptions, major revenue sources, expenditures by fund and department. 

Preliminary 2013 Budget (pdf 3Meg)

October 23 – Budget Work Session

  • Detailed page by page review of the preliminary budget
  • Q&A with Mayor, department heads and staff
  • City Council Q&A [Click Here]
October 30 – Budget Work Session, cont.

  • Continued detailed page by page review of the preliminary budget


November 5 – City Council Meeting

  • Public Hearing on revenue sources including property taxes
  • Public Hearing on 2013 Budget
  • Property tax ordinance and resolution
November 20 – City Council Meeting

  • Public Hearing on 2013 Budget
  • 2013 budget adoption

Mayor and staff prepared a series of articles on the state of municipal finance and state of City's Finances. [Click Here




  • 2011 Proposed Budget
    • Supplementary Information regarding Property Tax Ordinance - Nov 15th 2010 [CLICK HERE]
    • Supplementary Information 10-27-2010 [CLICK HERE]
  • Mayor's Budget Message
  • Frequently Asked Budget Questions (FAQ)
  • Nov 30th Proposed City Council Budget Amendments with Mayor/Staff responses [CLICK HERE] - Amendments (in black) organized by Council member (initials of member beside each), responses (in red) by Staff.





November 29th
November 17th
November 15th
November 8th

November 5th
November 1st
October 18th
October 11th




Executive Summary

General Fund Updates




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.