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Single Family & Duplex Permit Process

This process also applies to Townhouses and detached structures that are accessory to Single Family and Duplex buildings.

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


Optional | About 3 Weeks

Pre-submittal Conference

Meet with city staff to determine project feasibility and identify road blocks
View instructions and request a meeting


Required | Time Varies

Permit Application Forms & Related Info

Submit permits online at In-person forms also accepted.
View forms and related info  |  Apply Online at


May Be Required | Time Varies

Plan Review

City Staff reviews application to ensure code compliance and safety requirements.
View Process Information  |  Check Status at


Required | Time Varies


City Staff inspects work to ensure code compliance and safety requirements.
View More Info  |  Schedule Inspection at

Online Applications

Online Applications can be made anytime

In-Person Applications

Permit applications are accepted at the self-service computer located in the Development Services Center in the lobby of City Hall. Permit Technicians are available to provide assistance with applying through

Counter Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri:
8:00am - 4:00pm
10:30am - 4:00pm

Development Services
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
Phone: 425-587-3600