Code Compliance

Reporting Information

The Planning and Building Department responds to complaints regarding building, zoning, land use and nuisance code violations, and general safety regulations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction without a permit
  • Dangerous buildings or structures
  • Disabled vehicles, parking in yards, and large commercial vehicles parked in residential zones
  • Overgrown yards and / or landscaping which overhangs sidewalks or creates traffic hazards
  • Signage concerns
  • Tree removal without a permit
  • Uses inconsistent with the neighborhood (zoning)

Report a Possible Code Violation

Learn More about Code Enforcement

We research complaints to determine whether there is a violation and the extent of the violation, and decide what appropriate action is required. Our goals are to work with all parties to obtain voluntary compliance and to educate property owners about requirements.


Organization Issue Phone Number
Animal Control Animal bites, aggressive animals, kennels, etc. 206-296-PETS (7387)
City of Lake Forest Park Police (LFPPD) Non-Emergency Residential noise, including barking and loud music, unpermitted tree removal outside of normal business hours 206-364-8216
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Burn ban violations and air quality concerns 206-343-8800, Ext. 6
Public Works After hours emergency 425-487-5000
Public Health - Seattle & King County Rat infestations 206-205-4394