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Development Services 

Development Services is responsible for oversight of proposed development through the development review process and oversight of permitting throughout the City. The department's mission is to implement the City Council's vision of providing a safe and pleasant community while improving the quality of life in our community.

Online Permit Submittal:
The City of Kenmore offers online permit submittal via  The following permit types can be applied for, reviewed and issued online: 

  • Building
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Re-roof
  • Sign
  • Tree removal
  • Grading
  • Right-of-way
  • Land use

To begin the online permit process log on to, click "apply" then follow the steps to complete your permit application.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail from after you submit for permit.  For questions related to online submittal please contact Development Services at 425-398-8900 or

View available codes including the Kenmore Municipal Code, road standards, surface water, and others.

View available forms including: general forms, planning checklists, building checklists, engineering checklists, preapplication conference application and information handouts.

The 2015 fee schedule is available online for your review only, and might not be the complete information you need for your project. For questions, please contact Development Services at 425-398-8900 or

Building Inspections:
Inspections are required for all permitted projects. Inspection requests may be submitted through or by phone at (425) 398-8900 ext. 3333. All inspection requests must be submitted before 5 p.m. to receive an inspection the following business day. For electrical work, contact Washington State Labor and Industries at (425) 990-1400 or

Permit Status:
Customers can visit, type in an address or permit number for Kenmore and view permit information including application information, status, description of the project and fees.

Code Compliance:
The Code Compliance Officer is responsible for enforcement of violations of the Kenmore Municipal Code, including but not limited to: Construction Code, Fire Code, Surface Water, Nuisance, and Junk Vehicles and Sign Code.

Nuisance Odor Complaints:
The City recently entered into an interlocal agreement with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) for cooperative odor complaint investigations. This program is a temporary six-month trial arrangement between the City and the PSCAA. The PSCAA will also continue to take complaints during this time.

Land Use Notices:
Review published land use notices. Available for viewing during comment period only.

Hearing Examiner:
The Land Use Hearing Examiner process and is designed to assist those who participate in land use decision-making processes.

Historic Preservation:
Historic Preservation in Kenmore is administered by the City with technical assistance from the King County Historic Preservation Program. Learn about designated landmark properties in Kenmore or how to nominate a property. 

View available maps of the City, property and zoning, environmentally critical areas, traffic, stormwater, and others.

Additional frequently asked questions.