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Submitting for Permits:
All permit and land use applications are accepted online only, through www.MyBuildingPermit.com.
See the Applications and Forms page for submittal checklists.
For the current status of your permit or land use application, visit www.MyBuildingPermit.com.
The City of Bothell Permit Center is open to walk-in customers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 5pm (closed 12-1 for lunch). Review staff and permitting staff also remain available for consultation via telephone at 425-806-6400.
Permit staff may also be reached via email at email@example.com. This is the best way to reach a Permit Coordinator with permitting questions.
Electrical permits are obtained through Labor and Industries. Many permits may be obtained online. The closest L & I office is located in Bellevue. Ph: 425-990-1400.
The City of Bothell shares the governor’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of workers. The requirements will also assist in ensuring that city inspectors can safely perform inspections of construction projects. Development Services department staff are prepared to inspect construction projects that are implementing the governor’s requirements.
Schedule Inspections Online
Go to permits.bothellwa.gov. Log in to your account. First time users must register. Check the "remember me" box when logging in.
- Select "Request Inspection"
- Enter your permit number, search. Click on your permit number.
- Select Inspections and schedule your inspection.
You will receive confirmation that your inspection has been scheduled once you submit your request.
Get more information about online inspection scheduling. If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 425-806-6400.
Single family plumbing or mechanical inspections may be virtual inspections. You will be contacted by the assigned inspector the morning of your inspection if it is to be virtual (such as zoom, or facetime).
Inspections are not available on observed holidays. Inspection services will resume on the next business day following the observed holiday.
Construction noise is limited to Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exceptions of:
- Highway construction;
- Sounds originating from residential property relating to temporary projects for the maintenance or repair of homes, grounds, and accessory objects between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. any day of the week;
- Different or more restrictive hours may be required for any work authorized under a development permit issued under BMC Title 8.26.060.
New Construction or Additions
For new commercial or multifamily buildings, new single family residential homes, any additions, decks, and new accessory buildings, the permit cost is based on the square footage and type of construction of the project. You may download a fee quote form for new buildings, and email it to Permit Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will complete your fee quote and return it to you within one week of receiving the request.
For tenant improvements, single family remodels not adding square footage, signs, commercial re-roofs, portable structures, detention vaults, retaining walls and personal wireless buildings, the permit cost is based on the valuation of the project. Sign permits and retaining walls require a separate valuation for each. The cost of the project, including tax, determines the valuation.
Additional fees may apply to your project. See forms below:
A - Building Fees (PDF)
C - Land Use and Planning Fees (PDF)
D - Development Review Billing Form (PDF)
E - Public Works Fees (PDF)
X - 2022 Impact Fees (PDF)
8 - Non-Residential / Multi-Family Plumbing & Mechanical (PDF)
9 - Residential Plumbing and Mechanical (PDF)
Looking for existing building or site plans? Click here to search our online Document Library.
Available online documents include: Commercial Plans and other approved building plans, Recorded Plat Maps, City Council Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions, and more.
Single Family Residential Plans:
If your home's final building inspection was more than 90 days ago, we may not have your construction plan on file.
Please submit a records request here.