Contact the Permit Center

400 W. Gowe St. #114

Kent, WA 98032



Permit Center Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 with submittals until 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays - CLOSED

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Important Changes to Permit Center Hours

Effective May 15, 2019, the City of Kent Permit Center will be closed to the public on Wednesdays. Staff will use this uninterrupted time to speed up permit reviews and issue permits quicker. This one-day-a-week closure will allow the Permit Center staff to provide the highest level of service to our daily customers. 

Our hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will now be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fee payments accepted until 4:00 p.m. The Permit Center looks forward to providing you with a higher quality of service in the weeks and months to come, and we appreciate your patience during this transition. Please contact us with any questions at 253-856-5300.


Building Permits

Building Services reviews and inspects new buildings, additions and alterations, as well as plumbing and mechanical permits. 

The City of Kent has adopted the 2015 IBC, IRC, IMC, UPC, and 2015 Energy Code Editions. 

Development Engineering

Sewer, Water, Traffic / Roads, Storm Water, Civil Construction

Apply Online for Residential Permits Only

Once the permit has been processed, you will receive an email including the fee and instructions how to pay-by-phone. Due to permit volumes, please allow one week for processing. For immediate processing, please visit the permit center.

Fee Estimates:

Permit and inspection fees increase each year with inflation, and are updated on January 1.   If you would like a fee estimate, please email

Business Licenses

All businesses operating in Kent are required to obtain a City of Kent Business License. Click the link above for a list of frequently asked questions and general information regarding business licensing in Kent.

Permit Logs

These reports contain information about issued building and development permits in the City of Kent during the specified month.


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