Before restarting existing construction (permits issued prior to March 23) in Issaquah, you must attest that you have met all the requirements of the order by filling out this form:

COVID-19 Job Site Requirements Attestation Form

Please note that the 2018 code series will be in effect on February 1, 2021 for Building and Fire codes. Applications for permits must be accepted (submitted and deemed sufficient for review by staff) by January 29, 2021 to be vested under the 2015 code series.

COVID-19 Update 

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, City Hall Northwest is currently closed to the public. Thank you for your patience and understanding as Community Development & Planning adjusts how we provide services. 

You may still be able to conduct your business or receive information one of the following ways:

Permits and Projects

Option 1: Submittal and Resubmittal of Permit materials using the City’s Permitting Portal- Applications submitted through will continue to be processed by staff.  Visit the Application Packets page for more details. 

Option 2: Submittal and Resubmittal of paper permits by email- For permits that cannot be submitted through such as over the counter permits or permits on paper, email the completed application forms and required submittal documents for plan review. Once the application is received, staff will coordinate with the applicant regarding payment. Visit the Application Packets page for more details. 

Option 3: Staff Assistance-Staff continues to be available to assist you:

Chat with a Building Official

Speak with a building plans examiner to discuss plan review related inquiries.

Schedule Appointment

Permit Center

The Permit Center provides general information for construction in the City limits. Construction permits assure that structures are built to nationally-recognized standards, as well as designed to ensure that buildings are structurally sound and hazard free. Land use permits assure that structures meet zoning requirements and comply with environmental regulations.

The 2018 International Codes, along with the 2018 Uniform Plumbing code have been adopted by the State of Washington, but with an effective date of February 1, 2021. Permits accepted for review before February 1, 2021 will be reviewed under the 2015 code series. Please click on the following link for the full rulemaking page for the State Building Code Council.

  1. Do I Need a Permit?
  2. Check Permit Status

Most improvements on a residential or commercial lot within the City require a permit. Learn more.

  1. Forms & Publications
  2. Inspections

See below for access to application packets, forms, fees etc.