Apply for a Development Permit

You may be interested in making improvements to your house or place of business, but do you need a permit?

If you are looking for a new space for your business, make sure you read the Before Choosing a Location for your Business in Kirkland FAQs(PDF, 132KB).

Apply for a Permit

Permits must be applied for online, through, the one-stop online portal for development service applications, inspection scheduling, permit status information, construction tip sheets and inspection checklists. Once there, you will be guided through the application process.

 Apply for a Permit

During business hours, permits can be applied for online at one of the self-service computers located in the Development Services Center at City Hall. There, permit technicians are available to provide assistance with the application process.

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Contractors that perform work or provide services at a job site located within the City of Kirkland are required to have a valid City of Kirkland Business License.

It is important to be an informed consumer when you are hiring someone to work on your home or property. L&I's Hire Smart Step-by-Step tools will help you make informed decisions to better protect your investment.