Utilities, Grading and Right-of-Way 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

Clearing and Grading (aka LSM) Permits are required for land surface disturbance or tree and vegetation maintenance.
(LSM) Permit Checklist

Other permits you may need:
(SEPA) Environmental Checklist
State of Washington Department of Ecology
Tree Removal and Landscaping

Related Information
Development Services Fees
General Site Plan Requirements(PDF, 198KB)
Public Works Improvement Evaluation Packet PDF(PDF, 114KB) | Excel(XLSX, 41KB)
Surface Water Design and Construction
PW Pre-Approved Plans

Permit applications are submitted online through MyBuildingPermit.com.
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 MyBuildingPermit.com.
Check Status

STEP 4: Inspections

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

Inspections are scheduled online through MyBuildingPermit.com.
Schedule Inspection