Building, Demolition and Mechanical Permits
Most building projects require some type of permit, so it is important to contact the Building Department prior to starting your project. Those projects that require a permit, and are started without one, will be halted! You will be subject to normal permit fees in addition to civil fines/penalties and inspection costs.
Permit applications are accepted if the applicant's paperwork is complete and demonstrates that the proposed construction complies with all current local, state and federal laws.
Permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance.
Monday through Friday, 7am - 6pm
Weekends & Holidays, 10am - 4pm
Clyde Hill Business Licenses
Over-the-Counter Building Permits
Reviewed Building Permits
All contractors and service providers must obtain a Clyde Hill Business License prior to beginning work in the City. This can be done at City Hall (bring a check for $40 made out to the WA State Department of Revenue), or through the Department of Revenue’s website: http://bls.dor.wa.gov/file.aspx
Most building permits require review by the City’s Building Official. A plan review fee is required at the time of permit submittal; this fee is based on your estimated value of the project. Per City Code, the final project value is determined by the Clyde Hill Building Official. In order to issue an approved permit, you will pay a building permit fee, and any other incidental fees (based on the building official’s value.)
Click here for a Building Permit Application form.
Demolition permits are required whenever a structure is being completely removed. Please check with the Building Department to determine if a separate demolition permit is required when doing a partial demo associated with a building permit.
Mechanical permits are required when adding or replacing mechanical items in your home. This includes furnaces, water heaters, gas appliances, fireplace inserts, vents, fans, air conditioners and heat pumps. Most mechanical permits can be issued over-the-counter. The exceptions are air conditioners and heat pumps. You are required to submit a site plan with your permit application so that the placement of the units can be reviewed for compliance with the City’s Zoning Code.