Getting a development permit in Edmonds just got easier through a new portal system that makes applying online faster for a range of permits, including small projects like water heaters and decks, and even for some big projects, such as a new house. Online applications for other permit types will be phased in over the next few weeks.
“This approach will really make remote permitting easier, which is a huge issue during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Development Services Director Shane Hope.
The new system is based on a partnership with MyBuildingPermit.com, a non-profit regional organization. It allows people to obtain all types of building permits, get tip sheets, schedule inspections, view permit status — and to do it faster than before.
The system also helps permitting departments share best practices, align building standards, and develop information to help residents and contractors.
“We are excited to go live with MyBuildingPermit.com, even while coping with COVID-19 restrictions.” said Building Official Leif Bjorback. “The benefits to our community will be great.”
For more development permit information, see:www.edmondswa.gov/2015-01-22-21-27-29.html.