Applications & Forms

Applicants for permits need to pay applicable fees at the time of application online or to the Planning and Building Department, located on the main floor of City Hall. The permit counter hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please call in advance for an appointment to speak to planning and permitting staff.  Payments can be made by cash, check, or debit/credit card (3% fee added).

Printed versions of these forms can be obtained at City Hall. Builders and developers of larger scale projects should contact the Planning and Building Department before applying for a permit.

All building permits, regardless of size or scope of the project, have a typical review time of 8 weeks. Mechanical, Plumbing, and most Side Sewer permits are issued over-the-counter. The City of Lake Forest Park does not issue electrical permits; apply for electrical permits and request inspections at the Washington State Labor and Industries website.

*As of January 1, 2023, a 10% Development Review Technology Surcharge will be added to all permit fees*

Permit intakes: For Building new Single Family Homes, Additions or Remodels with structural changes please call 206-957-2813 or email the Permit Coordinator to schedule an appointment for in person intake. We offer intakes on Tuesdays at 1:30pm and Thursdays at 1:30pm due to the Building Officials inspection schedule. For Interior Remodels, Small Building projects, Right of Way, Mechanical, Plumbing or Sewer please email the Permit Coordinator your application and plans. 

Building Inspections
No inspection request calls to 206-957-2815 or 206-957-2813 - all inspections go through the inspection voicemail line at 206-957-2835.

  1. Nick Holland

    Senior Planner

  1. Elizabeth Talavera

    Assistant Planner

  1. Calvin Killman

    Building Official

  1. Desirae Bearden

    Permit Coordinator