Permit Center

Submitting for Permits:

All permit and land use applications are accepted online only, through

See the Applications and Forms page for submittal checklists.

For the current status of your permit or land use application, visit

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 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.

  1. Scheduling Inspections
  2. Construction Noise
  3. Development Costs
  4. Finding Records

Schedule Inspections Online

Go to 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.