Permit Center

All permitting applications are only accepted electronically through

See the Applications and Forms page for submittal checklists.

Until further notice due to COVID-19, the Permit Center is closed to walk-in customers. Operations continue as staff work remotely.

Review staff and permitting staff remain available for consultation via telephone at 425-806-6400.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced on April 24 plans to allow some construction projects to occur as a part of a “Phase 1 Construction Restart” plan.

The addendum to Proclamation 20-25 (Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order) allows construction to occur as long as projects comply with a number of safety and health requirements that were identified by the Governor as part of the addendum.

These requirements include maintaining at least six feet of distance between workers at job sites. A more detailed explanation of the requirements is outlined in the Governor’s Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements.

Effective on 5/11/2020 all projects must submit an Affidavit of Authorized New Construction Project (COVID-19) to have on file prior to any requests for inspection.  Please refer to City of Bothell Phase I Construction Restarting Requirements for further details.

The City of Bothell shares the governor’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of workers. The requirements will also assist in ensuring that city inspectors can safely perform inspections of construction projects. Development Services department staff are prepared to inspect construction projects that are implementing the governor’s requirements.

City Council Approves Permit Extensions Due to COVID-19

The Bothell City Council has approved an ordinance, effective April 7, 2020, extending the expiration date of permit applications and issued permits for six months. The ordinance also extends the resubmittal time for responding to review comments.

Implementation of 2018 Codes: Delayed Until November 1st, 2020

The Building and Permit Services Division includes:

  • Protective Inspections
  • Permit Services  
  • Code Enforcement 

Beginning January, 2019:

Permit applications except those for single family residences must be submitted electronically through This includes:

  • Land Use 
  • Nonresidential or Multifamily Building, Plumbing or Mechanical for buildings over 4,000 square feet
  • Fire
  • Grading
  • Right of way
  • Utility

Schedule Inspections On-line

  • Go to 
  • Select "Schedule Inspection"
  • Select "Bothell" as the jurisdiction 
  • Schedule your inspection

You will receive confirmation that your inspection has been scheduled once you submit your request.
Get more information about online scheduling. If you have questions or need assistance, please call us.

Inspections not available on observed holidays

Inspection services will not be available on observed holidays. Inspection services will resume on the next business day following the observed holiday.