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Welcome to the City of Lynnwood, Washington Online Permit Center. All aspects of the permit process can now be completed online! The Online Permit Center provides public access to the status of permits and inspection requests, as well as access to reference materials and documentation. As a registered user, an applicant can apply for permits and request inspections online.

To register, click the “Sign Up” button in the top right corner of this screen and follow the instructions. 

All permit applications submitted prior to January 10, 2024 will continue to be managed through the previous permit portal and can be accessed here.


  • Apply for Building, Development Engineering, Electrical, Fire, and Land Use Permits 
  • Check the status of a permit application
  • Pay permit fees
  • Request an inspection and view inspection results
  • Download and print approved permits
  • Report potential code violations
  • Search permit records and view public notices and documents


To begin the permit process, create a profile by clicking the “Sign Up” button and follow the instructions. Please refer to the Permit Protal Help website to view step-by-step instructions to navigate the online portal. 

Prior to submitting your permit, check out our application checklists to ensure you have all the required compenents of your project. Any incomplete applications will be valid for fourteen days for edit.

View the Guide to Getting a Permit for a step-by-step walk through of how to use the online permit portal and ensure your application is submitted correctly. 

View our Online Permit Center Help Page for step-by-step instructions on how to use all features of the dashboard. 

Note: The online dashboard can be translated into you preferred language. View the "Select Language" drop down to translate the dashboard into the language of your choice.


Each permit type has different requriements and review periods. Current estimated review times are located here: Estimated Permit Review Times

Permits are not valid until approved, paid for and issued. 


All inspections are scheduled thorugh the online portal. Please note the cutoff time for next day inspection requests is 4:00 p.m. Most inspections are conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Inspectors will be available to contact between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


City of Lynnwood business licenses are handled through the Washington State Department of Revenue. Specialty licenses have additional requirements and are issued through the City of Lynnwood. More information is available at DBS Business Licensing.


Do you have questions or need assitance with setting up your account or applying online? Call, email, or stop by the office and we will help you through the permit process.

Main Phone: (425) 670-5400

In Person at the Lynnwood Permit Center: 
20816 44th Avenue West
Suite 230
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Permit Center Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Tuesday: 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Thursday: 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

NOTE: Online registration requires an access code to link your permits to your portal account. If you were not given an access code at the time of permit submittal, please contact our office to obtain one. 

NOTE: The State Building Code Council voted to delay the effective date of the 2021 codes.  The new effective date for building codes is March 15, 2024. All new permit applications deemed complete on or after that date shall comply with those codes. Free online access to the 2021 State Codes are available on the State Building Code Council’s website.

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