Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Permit Process

Permitting generally follows a set process. The forms and information you need are associated with each step in the process below.

STEP 1: Property Research

Research and prepare by searching for tax records, permit history, and assessment records for a specific property address or parcel located in the City of Kirkland, WA.
Property Search

Additional Tools and Resources to research property, zoning codes and municipal codes.

STEP 2: Permit Application Forms & Related Info

Mechanical Permits are required when installing, altering, relocating or replacing mechanical systems or fuel gas piping in existing buildings or new buildings (other than new single family residences).
Mechanical Permit Checklist(PDF, 86KB)

Plumbing Permits are required for plumbing equipment or systems.
Plumbing Permit Checklist(PDF, 85KB)

Electrical Permits are required for electrical equipment or systems.
Electrical Permit Checklist(PDF, 109KB)

Fire Permits are required for fire suppression, fire alarms, fuel tanks, and related systems or activities. See Fire Prevention Bureau for more information.

Other permits you may need:
Building Permit: Building Permit Checklist(PDF, 150KB)

Wireless Permit:

If you are near the shoreline:
Read about the Shoreline Master Program
Shoreline Development Permit Exemption Application(PDF, 100KB)

Related Information:
Development Services Fees
Commercial Energy Forms (Available courtesy of Northwest Energy Efficiency Council)
Rooftop Appurtenance Modification
Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Panels
Rose Hill Business District Exterior Lighting Requirements

Permit applications are submitted online through
Apply for Permit

STEP 3: Plan Review

City Staff review applications to ensure compliance with code and safety requirements.

Permit Review Timelines are target dates. Actual review times may vary and are dependent upon workload and staffing.

Check the status of your permit review through
Check Status

STEP 4: Inspections

Meet with certified building and electrical inspectors who will inspect the work to ensure code compliance and safety requirements.

Inspection Information
A Building Inspection Checklist includes items commonly written up during the inspection process and provides general information.

Building Inspection Checklists

Inspections are scheduled online through
Schedule Inspection