Note: The State Building Council (SBCC) has delayed the adoption of the 2021 Building and Energy Codes to a later, unspecified date. The 2018 Codes will remain adopted in the City of Issaquah until further notice.
Permits and Projects
Completing permit center related activities can be accomplished in a few different ways:
Option 1: Submittal and resubmittal of permit materials using the City’s Permitting Portal
- Applications submitted through MyBuildingPermit.com 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 MyBuildingPermit.com 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 are available to assist you:
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.
Do I Need a Permit
Do you need a permit? Learn more on what is required for the work you have planned. Most improvements on a residential or commercial lot within the City require a permit.
Check Permit Status
We offer a large amount of information about current and past permits and applications online. Simply visit MyBuildingPermit.com and select "Check Status" to search. You will find information covering:
Forms & Publications
See below for access to application packets, forms, fees etc.
- See the Inspections Page for requirements and forms
Pre-Construction meetings are often required in the City of Issaquah, especially for large projects. To find out if your project needs a pre-construction meeting, please reach out to CPD@issaquahwa.gov.