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Do you need a permit?

Here is a selection of the most asked about development projects in Kirkland.
It's by no means a complete list. If you don't find your project, feel free to call our Development Services Center at 425-587-3600 and we'll be happy to help you!

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IMPORTANT: These are just examples of what work may or may not require a permit. To ensure you do not need a permit, prior to starting work, contact the Development Services Department or the Kirkland Municipal Code Section 21.06.205

Next Steps


We encourage you to submit and pay for your permits at, a permitting site shared with neighboring jurisdictions. Once there, will guide you through the process.

In Person

Complete the appropriate forms and bring them in to the City of Kirkland Permit Center.

More Info

Check out our Permit FAQ

See all Forms, Publications, and Fees

When Can I Build? - Work Hour Limitationslinks to external site.

Things to Consider Before Choosing a Business Location

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

General Inquiries
Phone: 425-587-3600