Permit Center

PLANNING, BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING CLOSURE



October 20, 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

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.


Fix-It Form 

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.

MyPermits Online 

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.