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Single Family & Duplex Permits

Single Family and Duplex Permit Applications are accepted:
Electronically: Anytime on MyBuildingPermit.com
In person: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm & Wednesday 10:30am - 4:00pm

Applications & Checklists

Building Permit Application (PDF) - Use this application to apply for a building permit for construction of a new single family residence, duplex or accessory structure, or for an alteration to or addition to an existing single family residence, duplex or accessory structure.
Single Family Permit Checklist (PDF) - Use this checklist to verify that you've got all the necessary information, drawings and details to successfully submit a building permit application.
Re-Roof Permit Checklist (PDF) - Use this checklist to verify that you've got all the necessary information, drawings and details to successfully submit a building permit application to re-roof an existing structure.

Residential Roof-Top Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Systems (HTML) - Visit this page if you are interested in installing roof mounted solar panels on your residence.

Demolition Permit Application (PDF) - Use this application to apply to demolish or deconstruct an existing structure.
Demolition Permit Checklist (PDF) - Use this checklist to verify that you've got all the necessary information, drawings and details to successfully submit a demolition permit application.

Move Permit Application (PDF) - Use this application to relocate an existing structure, whether it is being relocated to a different place on the same site, or into or out of the City of Kirkland.
Move Permit Checklist (PDF) - Use this checklist to verify that you've got all the necessary information, drawings and details to successfully submit a move permit application.

See the Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical Permits page for trade permits

Additional Forms & Requirements

Verify which of the following documents are required or appropriate for your particular permit application by reviewing the relevant checklist (see Checklists above).
  • Energy Forms for Residential Projects - Residential forms are available courtesy of the Washington State University Energy Program.
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Registration Instructions (PDF) - Use these instructions to learn how to establish or create and accessory dwelling unit at your single family residence.
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Checklist (PDF) - Use this checklist to ensure that accessory dwelling unit requirements will be met.
  • Supplemental Plumbing Information (PDF) - This form is to be submitted with a Building Permit or Plumbing Permit when plumbing fixtures are to be installed, relocated or replaced. It helps give us a better idea of the type of plumbing work that is to occur.
  • Supplemental Mechanical Information (PDF) - This form is to be submitted with a Building Permit or Mechanical Permit when mechanical appliances are to be installed, relocated or replaced. It helps give us a better idea of the type of mechanical work that is to occur.
  • Single Family Plumbing Worksheet (PDF) - This form is to be submitted with a Building Permit Application when new plumbing fixtures are to be installed. It helps us determine the domestic water needs and meter size
  • Owner as Contractor form (PDF) - Use this form if you are doing your own work instead of using a licensed contractor.
  • Revisions and Additional Information Submittal (PDF) - Use this form when submitting revisions or additions to documents that have already been reviewed.

NOTICE: a number of these forms and documents are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF Adobe PDF Icon Logo Tiny format. It is recommended you download Adobe Acrobat Readerlinks to external site (a free program) to view these. For more information on PDF format visit our PDF format help page.

If you haven't found a form or document you are looking for, please look on the Development Services Forms or Publications pages.

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