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Permits & Applications

Please look further into the specific permit type you are wishing to obtain or the type of development you are researching. Below, you can see the different permit types.

You may apply for permits in person (with printed paper applications and plans), or you may apply for permits online (with electronic applications and plans).


Note: A City of Kirkland business license is required for all contractors prior to commencing any work. Please contact our Business Licensing division to obtain a license.

Paper Applications (submit permit applications in person)

For paper applications, there is no need to schedule an appointment (unless your project is for construction of an entirely new commercial, multi-family or mixed-use building). When you arrive at the Building Services counter, you will be required to have:
  • A completed application, checklist and all relevant supporting documents. Look further into the applicable permit type to find the related application, checklist and additional requirements.
  • A completeness check. Your application package must be presented to Public Works, Planning, and Building Services for their departmental approval for intake.
If your paperwork is complete and all departments have approved the application for intake, a Building Services permit technician will enter your permit application into our permit tracking system. You will be given the permit number and will be required to pay an intake fee at time of application.

To schedule an appointment to apply for a permit for construction of an entirely new commercial, multi-family or mixed-use building, call the Building Services counter at 425-587-3600. Back to Top

Electronic Applications (submit permit applications online)

For electronic applications, there is no need to print or bring any paperwork in to building services at City Hall. All applications and supporting documents are available online for submission through MyBuildingPermit.com. Back to Top

Please check with the Development Services website to learn about how all these departments work together and to learn about other permits that may be required.

Building Services
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Counter closed 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3600 | F. 425.587.3651
Building_Services@kirklandwa.gov