* Development Services - Response to COVID-19 *
Although City Hall and the Development Services Permit Center are closed to walk in customers to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimize infections, Development Services continue to provide services over the phone and electronically. Staff is available by phone and digitally to assist customers and answer questions.
Contact Info - General Questions
- Online: Submit your question through the Our Kirkland portal
- Planning and Building: (425) 587-3600
- Public Works: (425) 587-3800
- Fire: (425) 587-3661
Staff will be monitoring the Our Kirkland portal and voice mail messages during regular business hours. A response to your voicemail or Our Kirkland message will be returned within 24 hours. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in protecting our community from further spread of COVID-19.
If you have received a notice that your permit is expiring we are offering a 45 day extension due to the Governor’s “stay at home” order. To receive the extension please call 425-587-3600 and ask to speak to a permit Technician
Information on where to drop off documents at City hall.
Single-family Permit Submittals on Ready to Record Short Plats
New single-family permits for residences in short plats that are "ready to record" may be submitted provided certain conditions have been met. View the policy.
Construction & Inspection Policy
Washington State Department of Health accepted the Governor's plan to allow for limited openings of recreational, social, and business activities in Phase 2 of Governor Jay Inslee's Safe Start reopening plan. Activities may not begin until businesses are able to meet the state's public health guidance.
Additional construction is open per Phase 2 guidance. All construction, including new work, is now allowed. All construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume. Adherence to the health and safety points below will be strictly enforced.
- Safe Start King County is now in Phase 2. Questions pertaining to business occupant loads, capacities, and all other information regarding all activities allowed under Phase 2 can be found here. The City of Kirkland does not assign an office's or establishment's occupancy, capacity, or number of customers for the purpose of complying with the limits and requirements of allowed activities.
- Phase 2 COVID-19 Job Site Requirements
- The city has outlined Site Safety and Inspection Measures in order to continue construction work in a safe and efficient manner
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) will enforce the Governor’s Phase 2 COVID-19 jobsite safety and health requirements. Complaints may be submitted to the L&I Call Center (1-800-423-7233) or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.