Applications & Forms for Building and Land Use

This is a new webpage for all Building and Land Use applications, forms, checklists, and guides. We are working on improving content, and ask for your patience as we continue these updates. If you need a document that is not linked, please email  


Applications: These contain submittal instructions and brief descriptions of the permit type or land use action, a list of required documents, and a list of fees. 

Environmental Review: These documents are related to floodplain requirements, environmental review required pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and critical areas. 

Forms, Checklists, & Affidavits: These are additional documents that may be applicable as part of a building or land use application. Please note that not all required submittal documents have templates. 

Guides, Worksheets, & Templates: These guides provide a more in-depth explanation of the process of applying for the City's most common development proposals. The template documents are for some of the submittal documents that are required as part of land use action applications. Please note that not all required submittal documents have templates. 

Building Permits 

Banner Permit Application

Building Permit Application

Clearing and Grading Permit Application

Demolition Permit Application 

Electrical Permit Application

Reroof Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Site Development Permit Application

Structure Relocation Permit Application

Eastside Fire & Rescue (ESFR)

Fire Services Permit Application

Planning Projects

Binding Site Plan

Boundary Line Adjustment

Comprehensive Plan/Development Regulation Text Amendment

Conditional Use Permit

Final Plat/ Short Plat (Subdivision)

Plat/Short Plat (Subdivision) Alteration

Pre-Final Plat Review

Pre-Final Short Plat (Subdivision) Review

Reasonable Use Exception

Short Subdivision - Preliminary Approval

Site-Specific Land Use Map Amendment

Special Use Permit

Subdivision - Preliminary Approval

Temporary Use Permit


Unified Zone Development Plan

Wireless Exemption Letter

Wireless - Expedited Permit Application

Wireless - Standard Permit Application

Wireless Facility Design Standards

Wireless Facility Design Standards Worksheet 

Zone Reclassification

Zoning Variance

Public Works

Public Agency and Utility Exception

Traffic Concurrency Review Application


Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA)

Shoreline Conditional Use Permit

Shoreline Exemption Letter

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

Shoreline Variance




Floodplain Assessment Exception

Floodplain Assessment For Complex Projects

Floodplain Assessment Exception - Overwater

Floodplain Assessment Exception - Shoreland

Floodplain Assessment Exception - Shoreline

Floodplain Assessment Exception Worksheet


SEPA Checklist, Projects (Fillable PDF)

SEPA Checklist, Non-Projects (Fillable PDF)

SEPA Review Application


Signage: Critical Area Marker



Information Requests

Pre-Application Request Form

Pre-Development Services

Project Guidance

Refund Request


Affidavit of Applicant Status & Acceptance of Financial Responsibility

Applicant Declaration for Assessment and Collection of Impact Fees

Deferred Submittal Checklist

Electrical Permit: Property Owner/Renter/Lessee Affidavit

Electrical Plan Review Checklist

FINANCIAL GUARANTEES (includes bond quantity worksheets)

Fixture Count, Non-Residential

Fixture Count, Residential

Historic Resources Affidavit

Impact Fee Deferral Affidavit

Injection Well Checklist

On-Site Sewer System Concurrent Review

Owner-As-Builder Affidavit

Permit Extension Request

Pool/Spa Permit Checklist

Release of Lien for Development Impact Fees Form

Residential Solar Photovoltaic Electrical Permit Checklist

Site Development Permit Plan Set Requirements

Sustainable Site Design for Pre-Apps

Sustainable Site Design for Pre-Development Services

Sustainable Site Design for Single-Family Residences

Tenant Improvement Submittal Checklist

Wet Season Work Request

Land Use

Critical Areas Affidavit

Developer Contribution Summary

Impact Fee Reduction for Affordable Housing

Transfer of Development Rights Sending Site Certificate

Public Works

Inspection Certificate

Stormwater Facility Information

Traffic Concurrency Test Deferral Affidavit (for site-specific Land Use Map Amendments)





Building Height Survey: Shoreline

Building Height Survey: Upland

Commercial Mechanical Permit Checklist

Commercial Building Code Occupancy Worksheet

Commercial Tenant Improvement Guidelines

IBC Fabricator Approval

IBC Structural Quality Assurance Plan

Permit Preparation Procedures

Registered Plan Program

Residential Energy & Ventilation Compliance (WSEC) - 2018

Residential Energy & Ventilation Compliance (WSEC) - 2015

Residential Mechanical Equipment Setback Agreement

Residential Permitting Process

Residential Septic System Guideline

Residential Shower Subpan Guideline

Residential Single-Family Plan Set Coversheet - 2018

Residential Single-Family Plan Set Coversheet - 2015

Residential Site Plan Example

Land Use/Planning

Community Outreach: Mailing List Radius Map Example

Community Outreach: Mailing List Template

Community Outreach: Neighborhood Meeting Guide

Community Outreach: Neighborhood Meeting Notice Template

Final Plat/Short Plat Worksheet

Residential Home Business Guide

Subdivision: Can I Subdivide?

Subdivision: Density Worksheet

Subdivision: Preliminary Short Plat Guide

Subdivision: Process and Fees

Town Center: Applicant's Guide to Unified Zone Development Plans (UZDP)

Town Center: Density Worksheet, Zone A

Town Center: Density Worksheet, Zone B

Town Center: Density Worksheet, Zone C

Town Center: UZDP Compliance Example


Non-Commercial Temporary Sign Guide

Temporary Real Estate Sign Guide