Skip to main content
Twitter YouTube Print E-mail a friend this page Share this page

Development Services Center

Construction Sites on 85th Street

* Development Services - Response to COVID-19 *

General Operations

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

Drop Box

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 herelinks to external site.  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 Requirementslinks to external site
  • 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

**Implementation of 2018 Codes: Delayed**     **Take our Customer Service Survey**

permits icon
Do you Need a Permit?

Find useful guides and see common projects that require permits


Earth Search Icon
Property Search

*Disabling Pop-Up Blocker may be required

papers icon
Apply for a Permit

Start the Pre-submittal application, Schedule inspections, Find all Commercial, ResidentialLand Use permits and more...


tools icon
Tools & Resources

Search for Permits, see Kirkland Maps, use our GIS Browser for property info. Find Kirkland Codes & Laws, RegulationsForms, Checklists, Fees and More.
NEW! Common SFR Plan Review Issues


construction worker icon
Construction Around Town

Find out about Major Construction Projects Search for Ordinances and Resolutions enacted by the city
See Public Notices and more...


question icon
Need More Help?

Find Contact info for Development Services Departments


Development Services
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
Phone: 425-587-3600