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Pre-Approved Plans

General Policies
Erosion Control
Sanitary Sewer
Storm Drainage
LID Storm Facilities
Traffic Signals

Pre-Approved Plans and Policies are to be referred to by any individual or company designing, constructing or maintaining water, sewer, storm drainage, or street improvements in the City of Kirkland.  Pre-Approved Plans have been updated as of January 1, 2020.  Please see our list of changes to Pre-Approved Plans and Policies.


The Public Works Department updates the Pre-Approved Plans annually.  You may download the full document (PDF-42,684KB), or individual plans by following the link to the corresponding utility type.

Kirkland adopted the 2016 King County Surface Water Design Manual effective January 2017.  Due to size of the design manual, it will not be published as part of the Pre-Approved Plans. If you need to purchase a copy of the manual, please contact King County Surface Water Management at 206-296-1900, or downloadexternal link icon it from their web site.  For more information regarding the use of the King County Surface Water Design Manual in the City of Kirkland, please refer to Pre-Approved Plan Policy D-2 and D-3, Surface Water Design Requirements.

What are your thoughts?

We are always striving to provide our customers with the best product. We would appreciate your comments regarding the Pre-Approved Plans. If you have ideas on how to improve them, please let us know. We can be reached at 425-587-3800.

General Policies

Please note: Policies associated with each topic (Erosion, Roadway, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Drain, LID Storm, Traffic Signals, and Water) are located on the corresponding page (see links at the top of this page).  

General Policies Index (PDF-99KB)

  • G-1, Easement Width
  • G-2, Non-Slip Covers for Utilities in Pedestrian Areas
  • G-3, Construction Record Document Requirements
  • G-4, Fueling Station Best Management Practices
  • G-5, Adequate Legal Descriptions
  • G-6, Utility Policy
  • G-7, Engineering Plan Requirements
  • G-8, Public Works Permit Review Checklist
  • G-9, Garbage and Recycling Receptacles & Enclosures
  • G-10, Guidelines for Temporary Use of Right-of-Way
  • G-11, Parking Guidelines for Downtown Kirkland

View Plans

The following details were created and are maintained in AutoCAD. They are presented here in .pdf format for viewing and can be inserted into AutoCAD documents.  

Container Enclosures CK-G.01
Waste Management Truck Turning Radius Template CK-G.02


If this web page does not meet your needs for geographic information or Pre-Approved Plans, these items are also available through the Public Works Department. Please call (425) 587-3800 for more information.

Public Works
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Operations & Maintenance
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
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