Online Permit Services

What does electronic plan review mean?

We are currently only accepting plans and supporting documents on a USB drive. We are not accepting any form of paper when permits are requiring plan review, including the application. Only when a permit is over-the-counter would you still need to bring in a paper permit application. The USB or CD will only be accepted if they contain files for the current permit submittal. If you have any questions, please contact a Permit Technician at 425-556-2473 or 

What codes has the City of Redmond Adopted?

We conduct our plan reviews using the 2012 International Codes with the exception of the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code. Click here for a complete list of codes and design requirements.

We are adopting the 2012 International Codes and the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code on July 1st, 2013.

Are intake appointments required?

Intake appointments are required when you are submitting any permit that requires plan review or picking or applying for three (3) or more permits. 

The Building Department is excited to offer an online appointment scheduling pilot program. Please visit our online booking website to book your appointment or use the button below to choose your appointment time. Please send any feedback related to the online scheduling pilot program to Jozanne Moe.

Incomplete applications and applications delivered by courier, fax, or mail will not be accepted.   

General Information

For questions or problems with the Online Permit application for applicants that have a valid City of Redmond Business License, please contact the Permit Technicians at 425-556-2473.

Contractors applying for online permits that do not have a current 2014 City of Redmond Business License will not receive the requested permit the next business day. Please contact the Business Licensing Department at 425-556-2193 for business license renewal.

Please note that permits online are not issued the same day of application but are processed the next business day prior to 5pm. (see registration agreement)  

Permits also may not be processed if applied for after 9:25 pm the next business day. Please make sure permits are applied for before 9:25 pm to be processed the next business day.

The City of Redmond now provides customers the convenience of buying permits online, checking the status of an existing permit application, scheduling inspections, and viewing permit request results and history.

Want to buy a permit online?

If you are already a registered user of the purchasing system, you can go directly to the login page. Online permit applications can be made by licensed contractors for a select group of permits that do not require plan review. To register and submit applications, a contractor must have a valid State Labor and Industries contractor’s license and City of Redmond business license. A separate permit is required for each structure and for each sign installed.

If you are new to Redmond permits online, please take a moment to review what permits are available online below, and the general fee information, our registration process, and payment policies at the First Time Buyers page. Then proceed to our registration page to become a registered user.

Permits available online

Commercial Electrical Permit - installation or alteration of electrical service, wiring, or circuits in tenant improvements that do not require plan review.

Commercial Low Voltage Electrical Permit - installation of low voltage wiring (security, fire alarm, thermostat, etc.) in tenant improvements.

Commercial Reroof Permits

Multifamily Reroof Permits
Residential Electrical Permit - installation or alteration of electrical service, wiring or circuits in existing and new single-family buildings.

Residential Low Voltage Electrical Permit - installation of low voltage wiring (security, thermostat, communication, etc.) in existing or new single-family buildings.

Residential Mechanical Permit - installation or alteration of fuel gas piping, heating or water heating equipment (all gas water heater replacements are done under a Mechanical Permit), ventilation and cooling equipment in existing or new single-family buildings.
Residential Plumbing Permit - installation or alteration of water or drainage piping, replacement of electric water heaters and associated fixtures in existing or new single-family buildings.
Residential Reroof Permits

Sign Permits - installation or replacement of wall mounted or monument signs. The City of Redmond is now offering online plan review and permit issuance for sign permits; wall mounted or monument. If you meet all the contractor requirements and have the capability of uploading a site plan and detailed drawings via PDF, we can review your plans online and typically issue the permit within two weeks via email.

Quick Start Fire Alarm Permits
Quick Start Fire Sprinkler Permits

Permit Status

This online tool will allow you to check the status of a permit review request. It will show which staff member to call with questions, amounts due prior to issuance, and generally where you are in the plan review process. Have your permit number or address information to utilize this tool. 

Want to schedule an inspection online?

This component enables users to schedule inspections up to two weeks in advance, as well as view the inspection history of results in the permitting process. 

To make applications for permits not listed above, please visit our Development Services Center, City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street, Redmond, second floor. Hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please see our Building Permit Applications page for submittal requirements, and applications.

Buy Permits Password Reset Request

To reset your password, please enter your email address(the one you used to register for Buy Permits). A temporary password will be sent to the registered email address. Messages are sent from Please set your email filters accordingly.






E-Track Portal Information

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To view your active permits through the E-Track Portal, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1: 
Complete the CONTACT REGISTRATION FORM and submit to the Development Services Center.

Step 2: 
Visit and register yourself as a "New User."

For more information and/or questions, please contact a Permit Technician at 425-556-2473 or via email at