Permit Center

PLANNING, BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING CLOSURE

April 29, 2020 update

Violations of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order are crimes and the City is accepting reports of these violations exclusively through our online reporting system found here  http://www.desmoineswa.gov/reports.

Please do not call 911 or the Des Moines Police Department to report a potential violation. The City is currently experiencing higher than normal volume of calls for service so not all reports will receive a response. At this time the City’s priority is on education and ensuring that all residents are aware of how to keep themselves, their families and the rest of the community safe.

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PLANNING, BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING CLOSURE
April 29, 2020 update


As a precautionary measure, and consistent with King County and State Departments of Health, the City is taking every precaution to limit the exposure and protect the citizens, the City and its staff.  For these reasons the following City Facilities are closed to in-person visits until further notice:

PLANNING, BUILDING & ENGINEERING SERVICES

Planning/zoning, engineering and general inquiries will be answered via phone or email:

Planning/Zoning: 
dmplanning@desmoineswa.gov

(206) 870-7576

Engineering: jgrager@desmoineswa.gov

(206) 870-6525

Building: building@desmoineswa.gov
(206) 870-7576

Please note: To comply with the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy Proclamation 20-25, the City will schedule inspections only for projects listed as essential in the appendix to the proclamation and for construction activities occurring under the April 24, 2020 update and associated April 29, 2020 memo.

Note: Our inspection schedule may be impacted.  We are working hard to accommodate our customers as scheduling allows.  Please help us by being ready for your inspection and observing all safety protocols.

To schedule an inspection for allowed construction: http://www.desmoineswa.gov/180/Schedule-an-Inspection

Read the Governor’s order here, includes links to the list of essential businesses and additional guidance for construction:  https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-stay-home-stay-healthy%C2%A0order

Read the April 24, 2020 update and requirements:

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-25%20Addendum%20Implementation%20of%20Phase%201%20Construction%20Restart%20Proclamation.pdf

Read the April 29, 2020 memorandum:

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-25%20Addendum%20Implementation%20of%20Phase%201%20Construction%20Restart%204.29.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Fix-It Form https://www.desmoineswa.gov/FormCenter/City-Forms-3/Fix-It-Form-35

We will be re-evaluating these procedures as new information becomes available, please check the website for the latest information.




FEE INCREASE
All Building, Development and Engineering Services fees will increase effective January 1, 2020.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
There will be a 3.5% service fee on all credit card transactions effective January 1, 2020.

Welcome to the City of Des Moines Permit Center! Our staff are here to assist with the process of application, review, issuance, and inspection of proposed land use and construction activities that require permits and to answer questions about code requirements.

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Applications
Permit applications are accepted and permits are issued between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You are encouraged to arrive prior to 4:00 pm to allow sufficient time to process your application. Staff is available to answer questions only until 4:30 pm when the doors close for business.
  • Building Permits - Application and informational handouts for building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, demolition and fire prevention permits. 
  • Sign Permits - Application and informational handouts relating to the requirements and restrictions for business signage.
  • Land Use Permits - Application and informational handouts for land use permits including site plan review, environmental review, critical areas review, subdivisions, shoreline permits, etc.
  • Construction Codes - Codes adopted by the City of Des Moines.
  • Inspection Instructions - Contact information and how to call in inspections.
  • Parcel Numbers - Property parcel numbers can be found by using the city's GIS maps, searching King County's Parcel Viewer, or calling the Permit Center at (206) 870-7576.
  • Records Requests - If you would like information on a past or current project, you can submit a Public Record Request.
  • Right-Of-Way Permits - Application and informational handouts relating to the requirements for right-of-way permits.
  • Transportation Impact Fees - Fee schedule and informational handouts relating to the transportation impact fee program.
Welcome to the City of Des Moines Permit Center! Our staff are here to assist with the process of application, review, issuance, and inspection of proposed land use and construction activities that require permits and to answer questions about code requirements.