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

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

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 with an effective date of February 1, 2021. Please follow this link for the full rulemaking page for the State Building Code Council. See the full list of adopted codes in Issaquah.

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 and select "Check Status" to search. You will find information covering:

  • Permit Descriptions
  • Plan Reviews
  • Inspections
  • Fees

Forms & Publications

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


Pre-Construction Meetings

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