APPLICATIONS, CHECKLISTS, FORMS, TIP SHEETS and OTHER
(in alphabetical order)
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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Checklist
Alternate Methods, Materials or Modifications Request form
Average Building Elevation Calculation Instructions
Express Permit Tip Sheet (PDF)
Change of Address Request
Commercial Tenant Improvement Permit Application
If your T.I includes mechanical work, Duct Leakage testing is now also required when changing equipment for existing construction per Washington State Energy Code 18.104.22.168. Open this PDF to get the form if it is needed for your mechanical project: Duct Leakage Test Results
Commercial/Industrial/Multifamily Application and Checklist
For New Commercial/Industrial and New/Additions/Alterations for Multifamily. Note:
For New or Rehabilitative construction to a Multi-unit building, please see RCW64.55
If your project includes HVAC equipment, mechanical or elevator equipment and penthouses, roof access stair enclosures, and similar equipment or appurtenances that extend above the roofline, please click on the following for regulations on Rooftop Appurtenances
Complaint Investigation Request
Demolition Permit Application
(PDF) Due to changes to the Planning and Community development Tree plan ordinance, 4 copies of the site plan are now required with the appropriate required tree retention/protection information. See the attached checklist for details.
Electrical Permit Application
You may also apply for electrical permits online at
Be sure to read the checklist to see if plans will be required. (No plan review for single family or low voltage)
Electronic Plan Review
(PDF) You can apply for permits online at MyBuildingPermit.com
There are easy step-by-step instructions on how to apply online, whether you are a homeowner
applying for your own permits or a contractor
applying for permits.
Energy Forms for Commercial Projects
Non-residential forms are available courtesy of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council.
Energy Forms for Residential Projects
Residential forms are available courtesy of the Washington Statue University Energy Program. The New Improved Builder's Field Guide
for energy and ventilation is now available for your use at the WSU Energy program site.
Equipment sizing for space heating and space cooling systems for Single Family Homes
WSU Extension Energy Program has developed code compliance spread sheets for prescriptive energy code compliance (WSEC chapter 6), and a component performance code compliance (WSEC chapter 5). Both of these worksheets have a simple heating system sizing method attached. For heat pumps and air conditioners, approved engineering is required, such as Manual J available from ACCA.orgFor prescriptive heating and cooling options, see the City of Kirkland interpretation
. For further information see: Washington State University Energy Program
Fast Track Checklist
(PDF) Find out if your project qualifies for a Fast Track Review.
Fire Permit Application & Fee Schedule
Fire Protection Permit Application (PDF) (This is a 3-page packet including the fee schedule and application checklists for both Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler submittals. If you need the application only, choose to print page 1 only.)
Inspection Requests (PDF)
King County GreenTools program provides technical assistance, grants and hands-on training to help users create green projects efficiently and effectively. There is a "construction Recycling section on their site, and an "Incentives and Grants" section to help you save money as you help to save the landfills from construction waste.
Land Surface Modification Permit Application and Checklist (PDF) LSM's can now include demolition work.
Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)
You may also apply for mechanical permits online at
Duct Leakage testing is now also required when changing equipment for existing construction per Washington State Energy Code 22.214.171.124. Open this PDF to get the form if it is needed for your mechanical project: Duct Leakage Test Results
Mechanical Units (Ground-Mounted) Express Permit Tip Sheet (PDF)
Move Permit Application and Checklist (163 KB PDF) This is a 22-page application packet - the security agreements and bonds will be required depending on the type of move and the threshold dimension/weight of the structure being moved. Read or print pages 1-4 first to determine which of the security agreements and bonds will be needed. The License to Enter and Release of License to Enter must be on City of Kirkland watermarked paper. Please ask a permit technician for these forms if required.
Owner as Contractor form (PDF) Use this form if you are doing your own work, not using a licensed contractor.
Permit Extension Request form (PDF) Use this to extend an expired permit for up to one year.
Plumbing Permit Application (PDF)
You may also apply for plumbing permits online at
Pre-Submittal Conference Application form (PDF)
Public Records Request (PDF)
Re-roofing Permit Application and Checklist (PDF)
Revisions/Additions Submittal Form (PDF)
Rooftop Appurtenances Express Permit Tip Sheet (PDF)
Sign Permit Application and Checklist (PDF)
Single Family and Two-Unit Dwellings (New Construction) (PDF)
Single Family and Two-Unit Dwellings (Additions and Alterations to Existing) (PDF)
Note: Automatic fire sprinklers may be required under a number of circumstances. Please
refer to fire prevention operating policy #2 for more details. See
Single Family 1st Floor Additions Express Permit Tip Sheet(PDF)
Tenant Improvements Express Permit Tip Sheet (PDF)