Need a permit for a major building development, a simple home remodel or water heater? The Development Services Center, which includes public works, planning, building, fire, and business licensing, can help you with all your billing and permit application needs.
Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: For Department phone numbers, please scroll down
Location: City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street, Second Floor
City of Redmond
Mail Stop 2SPL
P. O. Box 97010-9710
Redmond, WA 98073
Appointments and Applications
An appointment is needed when applying for any permit that requires plan review or when applying for more than three (3) over-the-counter-permits. To schedule an appointment, please contact one of our Permit Technicians at 425-556-2473 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications delivered by courier or mail will not be accepted.
Building Code and Permit Questions
Contact: Plans Examiner of the Day for code questions
Contact: Permit Technician to schedule an appointment and for general information
The Building Division conducts structural and architectural plan review and issues building permits, including associated permits such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, demolition or sign permits. The Building Division also provides inspection services to assure code compliance and public safety for all building construction within the City.
Business License Phone: 425-556-2193
Contact: Code Enforcement
The Code Enforcement Officers of the City of Redmond enforce the regulations within the Municipal Code, including the Zoning Code, generally through a complaint-based system.
Municipal Code concerns related specifically to storm or surface water quality management, and/or spills, are typically investigated by Public Works personnel initially.
Contact: Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
Online Reporting: Report a Stormwater/Drainage Concern
Spill Hotline: 425-556-2868
Fire Prevention Questions
Contact: Linda Swanberg
The Fire Department Prevention Division provides plan review and inspection services for development within the city and issues associated permits.
Land Use Questions
Contact: Planner On Call
The Development Review Division coordinates citywide review of land use applications to assure conformance with adopted city goals, policies, and design regulations.
Public Works Questions
Contact: Public Works Counter
The Public Works Development Services Divison provides civil plan review of development within the city to ensure the infrastructure (transportation, stormwater, water and sanitary sewer systems) is available or will be constructed to support the development proposal. The Division issues associated permits including water meters, side sewers, clear & grade, and right-of-way use.
Requests for Inspection
Building, Planning, and Public Works Inspection Requests are now being made through our new Interactive Voice Response System, DirectRequest. With DirectRequest you can schedule an inspection with any City organization involved with Development Review. You may also cancel a scheduled inspection, obtain Inspection Results, check the status of projects that are currently in the Plan Review process, receive a Permit Inspection History by fax or check Zoning Status. To schedule a Fire Inspection please use the online submittal form.
Quick Links to Permits and Licenses Information
Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Permits
City Business License Information
Fire Prevention Permits
Land Use & Development Applications
Public Works Permits