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Permits & Inspections

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Permitting services provided by Development Services include:

  • Building and site development such as residential and commercial building permits, sign permits, demolition permits, re-roof permits, plumbing permits, mechanical permits, and clearing and grading permits;
  • Land use approvals such as rezones, variances, conditional use, boundary line adjustment, temporary and special uses; critical area reviews;
  • Right-of-way permits (non-franchise);
  • Subdivision reviews such as preliminary and final short plats and long plats;
  • Special event permits such as concerts and performances, event at a City park, street fair, Run or Walk event, block party.

The permit review process may include public notification, pre-application meetings, public hearings, plan review, appeal periods, and inspections.

Please note: All electrical permits for the City of Kenmore are issued and inspected by Labor and Industries.

Other regulatory permits may also be required for your project. Check out the Regulatory Handbook created by the Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance.

Questions? Contact our permit center at or stop by City Hall during open counter hours.

Forms by Permit Type

Pre-Application Meeting
New Single-Family Residence
Single-Family Addition
New Commercial or Multi-Family Building
Right-of-Way Permits
Franchise Utility Permit
Special Event Permit

Permits With Other Agencies

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