Development Services - Response to COVID-19

Last Modified January 13, 2022

General Operations

You are encouraged to access City services remotely in January.  Development Services staff are currently working a hybrid schedule where the majority of staff are working from home.  Permit applicants should communicate with their respective project reviewers either by phone or email and coordinate in-person meetings only if necessary. 

The Development Services Permit Center will be open to walk-in customers during the following hours: 

  • Monday 08:00 AM–05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM–05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:30 AM–05:00 PM - Development Services is closed to the public on Wednesday mornings while we attend our all-staff staff meeting. We open to customers starting at 10:30 AM 
  • Thursday 08:00 AM–05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM–05:00 PM

Visit the City's Covid-19 Information page for information regarding the status of other City operations, including the mask and health protocols for visiting city facilities.  

Contact Info - General Questions

Staff are also available by phone and digitally to assist customers and answer questions.

Staff will be monitoring the Our Kirkland portal and voice mail messages during regular business hours. A response to your voicemail or Our Kirkland message will be returned within one to two business days. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in protecting our community from further spread of COVID-19.

Virtual appointments are here! Get answers to your general development and permitting questions without having to come into City Hall. City of Kirkland Development Services now provides virtual appointments with Planning and Building, and Public Works staff. 

Schedule Appointment Now!

Drop Box

When you must drop off a document at City Hall, you can use our Drop Box located at the entrance to City Hall (5th Ave entrance), just left of the main doors.  The Drop Box is checked twice daily, once before noon and at 4 p.m. each day.