Development Services Center

The City adopted a new Tree Code Ordinance (O-4786) that is effective May 13th, 2022. The City's Trees webpage has been updated to reflect the new regulations.

The City of Kirkland’s Municipal Code (Chapters 15.04 and 15.52) will be amended to adopt King County’s 2021 Stormwater Design Manual and 2021 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manual effective on July 1, 2022. Learn more about this update(PDF, 128KB).  

 

Development within the City of Kirkland can involve three major departments: Planning and BuildingPublic Works, and Fire.  Specialized workgroups from each of these departments are collectively referred to as Development Services. Each group has their own role in assisting you with your development goals and needs.

The City of Kirkland has launched an online mapping tool that allows users to learn about building permits, land use actions, and code enforcement throughout the city. The Kirkland Activity Map is now available and allows users to view what is happening around a selected location, share a filtered view of the map, or set up customized email alerts.

Kirkland Activity Map graphic

General Questions?

Planning and Building

425-587-3600

Public Works Engineering

425-587-3800

Fire Prevention

425-587-3650

Online Questions

General zoning or permit process questions can be submitted online by using the 'Our Kirkland' service request portal.

Submit your question via Our Kirkland

Contact Staff

Questions or comments regarding an ongoing project or permit should be emailed directly to the staff assigned to that project.


Staff Directory

Development Services Survey

We want to hear from you! Let us know how we are doing, and how we can improve.

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