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Construction Codes Change on July 1, 2013
Permit applications received after June 28, 2013 will be required to comply with the 2012 editions of the International Building, Residential, Mechanical and Energy Codes and the Uniform Plumbing Code as adopted and amended by the State of Washington and the City of Kirkland.
You may request using the 2012 Codes before July 1, 2013. Submittals using the 2009 Codes will not be accepted beginning July 1, 2013
Single Family Completeness Program Changes
For the past 90 days the City has run a pilot program requiring completeness meetings for all new single family building permit applications. The goal was to improve the quality of submittal applications, which would in turn reduce the overall review time for applicants.
During the pilot program we received many constructive comments from applicants and staff on how to improve the completeness process by modifying the previous process and not using completeness meetings. Our previous process utilized a ‘Walk About’ where the applicant would walk their application to the Fire and Building, Public Works and Planning counters to have each department sign off on the completeness review.
Effective October 10, 2011 completeness meetings will be replaced with our previous process with the following enhancements:
- ‘Walk Abouts’ are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00AM to 11:30 and 2:00PM to 3:30PM and Wednesdays 10:30AM to 11:30AM and 2:00PM to 3:30PM.
- The ‘Walk About’ will start at the Fire and Building counter where a Permit Technician will open a case in the permit tracking program.
- The applicant will walk their submittal to the Public Works and the Planning counter. If any deficiencies are noted they will be entered into the permit tracking program.
- The applicant will return to the Fire and Building counter and if there are no deficiencies the application will be accepted as complete. If there are deficiencies they will be printed out from the permit tracking program and given to the applicant.
- If the applicant has to return with additional information, each counter will be able to pull up the list of deficiencies and sign off the completeness.
Additionally, after the application has been accepted the building plan reviewer will track the progress of the review and coordinate redlines and the correction letter.
The following forms, checklists and information sheets are maintained as PDF files. Get Adobe Reader
SINGLE FAMILY ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW
ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW FOR ONE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS
NOW AVAILABLE IN KIRKLAND WITH NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Electronic application, cover sheet, and site plan available below in Excel format.
To help us streamline your Single Family or 2-Family Home permit review (New, Addition/Alteration or Accessory Structures), please download and save to your computer
to use the computer-fillable forms (do not
choose Open) the following Excel 3 tab spreadsheet:
If you do not have Excel 2007, the legacy version (Excel 97-2003) is here. You need to download and save it to your computer to use the fillable forms.
If you do not have Excel - the Coversheet, Site plan, 1 page Application and the Checklist are available at the front counter in the Building Department, or you can use the New Single Family Residence Application or the Single Family Addition/Alteration Application forms provided in PDF format below, using your own site plan and the checklist included in the Application packet.
Single Family 2 Unit Home Application and Checklist
Additions and Alterations to Single Family 2 Unit
Commercial/Industrial/Multifamily Application and Checklist
For New Commercial/Industrial and New/Additions/Alterations for Multifamily.
For New or Rehabilitative construction to a Multiunit building, please see RCW64.55
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 184.108.40.206. Open this PDF to get the form if it is needed for your mechanical project: Duct Leakage Test Results
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
Apply for simple electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits online at MyBuildingPermit.com . Click on the following links for easy step-by-step instructions on how to apply online:
If you are a Homeowner applying for your own permit.
If you are Contractor registering to apply for permits.
Electrical Permit Application (PDF)
You may also apply for simple electrical permits online at
www.MyBuildingPermit.com Be sure to read the checklist to see if plans will be required. (No plan review for single family or low voltage)
When Electrical Plans Required (PDF)
Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)
Duct Leakage testing is now also required when changing equipment for existing construction per Washington State Energy Code 220.127.116.11. Open this PDF to get the form if it is needed for your mechanical project: Duct Leakage Test Results
Plumbing Permit Application (PDF)
Single Family Equipment sizing for space heating and space cooling systems
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.
You may also apply for simple mechanical or plumbing permits online at www.MyBuildingPermit.com
Sign Permit Application and checklist (PDF)
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.
Re-roofing Permit Application and Checklist (PDF)
Land Surface Modification Permit Application and Checklist (PDF) LSM's can now include demolition work.
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.
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.)
IFC Fire Permit Application & Fee Schedule (PDF)
Revisions/Additions Submittal Form (PDF)
Request for Change of Address (PDF)
Pre-Submittal Conference Application form (PDF)
One Year Application or Permit Extension Request form (PDF)
Complaint Investigation Request (PDF)
Request for Access to Public Records (PDF)
City of Kirkland Inspection Requests (PDF)
Do you qualify for Fast Track Review? (PDF)
Owner as Contractor form (PDF) If you are doing your own work, not using a licensed contractor.
Alternate Methods, Materials or Modifications Request form (PDF)
Due to the many changes to regulations and procedures, many of the checklists are now included with the applications above so that you get all of the information you need to provide on your plans and to properly fill out the applications.
Calculating Average Building Elevation (PDF)
Accessory Dwelling Unit Checklist (ADU) (PDF)
Commercial/Industrial/Multifamily Permit Application Requirement Checklist (PDF) (This checklist has changed due to changes in the Zoning code. please call Planning department for appropriate Tree plan regulations for your project, and to check on Lighting Requirements in the Rose Hill Business district).
EXPRESS PERMIT TIP SHEETS
Basic Decks (PDF)
Ground-Mounted Mechanical Units (PDF)
Rooftop Appurtenances (PDF)
Single Family 1st Floor Additions (PDF)
Tenant Improvements (PDF)
FAST TRACK CHECKLIST
Fast Track Checklist(PDF)
RESIDENTIAL ENERGY FORMS
The New Improved Builder's Field Guide for energy and ventilation is now available for your use at the WSU Energy program site
Residential Energy Forms Select Zone 1
For further information see:
Washington State University Energy Program
COMMERCIAL ENERGY FORMS
Non-residential forms are available courtesy of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. You will need Acrobat Reader and Win Zip on your computer to download.
IMPORTANT JOB SITE RECYCLING NEWS!
The King County GreenTools programprovides 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.