Inspection Scheduling

Special Notice

The City of Bothell is scaling back inspection services in response to the Governor’s March 23rd Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation and the Governor’s March 25th Memo regarding Construction Guidance.  In accordance with this Proclamation, the Governor has designated a list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

To implement the executive order, City staff from Development Services, including Fire, Transportation, & Utilities will only be performing inspections for projects that are identified as Essential Critical, and for any work that is emergency repair, replacement, or maintenance. All inspections through the Building Division during this period will be conducted using virtual means (unless the inspector determines an in person inspection is necessary). The inspector will contact these applicants/contractors the day of the inspection to arrange the inspection time. Inspections conducted by disciplines other than Building Services through other departments will be in person, unless indicated otherwise, by the inspector.

Social distancing of no less than 6 feet from the inspector is compulsory at all times for any inspections conducted in person (please see Social Distancing Tips for more information).

For questions, contact Building Services at (425) 806-6400.

You can request an inspection through All requests will be logged and assigned to a City Inspector. If the request is received by 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, an inspector will respond to the site on the next business day, holidays excluded (see details below). 

Inspection services will not be available on the following observed holidays. Inspection services will resume on the next business day following the observed holiday.

 Holiday  Day Observed
 New Year's Day
 First day of January
 Martin Luther King Day
 Third Monday in January
 President's Day
 Third Monday in February
 Memorial Day
 Last Monday in May
 Independence Day
 July 4
 Labor Day
 First Monday in September
 Veteran's Day
 November 11
 Thanksgiving Day
 Fourth Thursday in November
 Day after Thanksgiving
 Fourth Friday in November
 Christmas Day
 December 25
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the observed holiday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be the observed holiday.

Your feedback is important.  Please email us if you have questions, comments or problems scheduling your inspections online through

Inspection Requirements

This form addresses the processes for requesting inspections, the processes for being ready for inspections through the Building Division and Fire Prevention, and the fees associated with inspections are not ready.

Inspection Checklists

The checklists include some of the items commonly written up during the inspection process. These are only general lists and do not represent the full body of the applicable codes. 

Electrical Inspections

Electrical permits and inspections are issued through the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries.
King County 425-990-1430
Snohomish County 425-290-1310