Permit Center

All permitting applications are 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 all construction, including new work, is now allowed.

​All construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume.

​• Job site requirements include maintaining at least six feet of distance between workers at job sites whenever possible.

​• All projects must submit an Affidavit of Safety Compliance (COVID-19) to have on file prior to any requests for inspection.

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 September 15, 2020, extending the expiration date of permit applications and issued permits for six months until March 15, 2021. The ordinance also extends the resubmittal time for responding to review comments.

The State of Washington has extended the date for implementation of the 2018 Building and Fire Codes to February 1, 2021. Customers who submit complete permit applications prior to February 1, 2021, will remain vested under the current 2015 code requirements. Permit applications submitted on and after that date will need to comply with the new 2018 updated codes.

Schedule Inspections Online

Go to 
  • Log in to your account. First time users must register.
  • Select "Request Inspection"
  • Enter your permit number, search. Click on your permit number.
  • Select Inspections and 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 at 425-806-6400.

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.