Types of Commercial Permits
Projects that require a Commercial Building Permit include:
- Tenant Improvement or Exterior Alteration to an existing commercial structure
- Construction of a new Commercial, Mixed-Use or Multi-Family building
- Addition to an existing Commercial, Mixed-Use or Multi-Family building
- Change of Occupancy in an existing building
- Miscellaneous Permits (Rack Storage, Re-Roof, Retaining Wall, Sign, Storm water Vault, Wireless Communication Facility)
- Find your property information and determine what is allowed for your zone and your property by referencing the Redmond Zoning Code.
- Know your rights! Visit the L&I website for contractor verification and acting as your own contractor.
- Do you need a clear and grade permit?
- Are you building near the shoreline?
See the Code and Design Requirements (PDF) for a full list of adopted codes.
Several applications will need to downloaded and filled out. All permit applications are separate submittals. Some potential permits that will need to be applied for are:
- Commercial Building Permit (PDF)
- This packet is for new commercial structures, additions to existing buildings and change of occupancy
- Commercial Tenant Improvement and Exterior Alteration (PDF)
- Commercial Tenant Improvement (over-the-counter) (PDF)
- Commercial Tenant Improvement (Expedited) (PDF)
- Miscellaneous Building Application Packet (PDF) (Rack Storage, Re-Roof, Retaining Wall, Sign, Storm water Vault, Wireless Communication Facility)
- Electrical (PDF)
- Fire Sprinkler (PDF)
- Fire Alarm (PDF)
- Mechanical (PDF)
- Plumbing (PDF)
- Demolition Permit (PDF)
- Side Sewer (PDF)
- Water Meter (PDF)
- Site Construction Permit (PDF)
What's it going to cost?
Each permit is based on the value of construction and can vary depending on which process is applicable. Visit the fee schedule page to determine which fees may be applicable to your project.
For fee estimates please e-mail our Permit Technicians. Be prepared to give an accurate value of construction.
I still have questions?
Schedule an appointment to speak with one of our counter planners, permit technicians or civil engineers. We are more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.
How to Apply
You can apply for certain types of permits online using our Plan Review Online (PRO) request form. If the type of permit you need is not available online, then it must be applied for in-person.
In person permit applications are handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for City recognized holidays. To schedule an in person intake appointment you can use our online booking calendar OR you can speak with one of our Permit Technicians by email to help you set up an appointment.
- If you are submitting three or more over-the-counter permits or any permit that requires plan review an appointment is highly recommended.
- Prior to the appointment, make sure to have all applicable forms filled out and saved to a USB drive. We do not accept any paper applications or plans. Please make sure the USB drive only contains permit information. Each USB drive is scanned for viruses before being accepted.
- Be ready to pay for the plan review portion of the permit. We do not take payments over the phone and only accept Visa, MasterCard, Check, & Cash. For applicable fees visit the Development Services Fees page.
Once the permit application is deemed complete, the project will undergo plan review. Depending on the scope of the project, various departments within development services will review for code compliance.
- Each application is assigned to a Project Manager. The Project Manager is responsible for tracking the permit through the process.
- If additional information is required an e-mail will be sent with an Additional Information Issues Matrix (excel file) requesting more information. Information can be resubmitted in person or through our online portal.
- Once permit is approved, a Permit Technician will contact you via e-mail with instructions on next steps including final payment.
A copy of the permit card and set of plans are required to be on site at all times. You can download your permit record and plans via our Redmond ePermitting Service (REPS).
Inspections need to be requested throughout the entire process and before covering up any work that has been done. Skipping inspections could lead to a delay in your project.
- Schedule through our REPS
- Call 425-556-2435 and use the pin number on the permit record.
- Permit(s) are valid for 180 days without any inspections. Each inspection request extends the permit 180 days.
- Extension requests are per our fee schedules.
A FINAL inspection is required to complete the inspection process.
- All other departments and permits (trade permits) are required to be APPROVED/FINALED before calling in for your BUILDING PERMIT APPROVAL.
Need to make a change to an issued permit?
- Revision: starts with your inspector in the field. The inspector will sign the revision form (PDF) and instruct you on next steps.
- Change of ownership/contractor: Fill out the form (PDF) and email to a Permit Technician.
Certificate of Occupancy
Certain commercial permits (i.e. new building, addition to existing building) will receive a Certificate of Occupancy.