As of 12/15/19, our current review time is averaging 6 weeks.  

Permit Center Hours:

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

Last submittals prior to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays - CLOSED

Contact the Permit Center

400 West Gowe St. #114

Kent, WA 8032


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We are in the process of updating our application forms on the website.  We appreciate your patience during this time.  Only re-roofs and residential mechanical and plumbing application are accepted via the on-line portal.  All other applications must be submitted in person.

Building Permits

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

Civil Engineering Permits

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

Fire Prevention Permits 

Fire Prevention permits are required for items such as fire sprinklers, alarm systems, and systems that use hazardous materials. All Fire Prevention permits are submitted at the City of Kent Permit Center. The City partners with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority  for Fire Prevention reviews and inspections.

Land Use and Environmental Permits

Projects that are likely to create an impact to nearby residents and businesses or long-term changes to the City require land use review and public notice.

Map resources

Kent's GIS portal, zoning, utilities, roads and other useful resources to help plan your project. 

Online Permits

Common permits for residences can be filed on-line. Once we've processed your application, you will receive an email including the fee and instructions to pay-by-phone. Please allow two to three weeks for processing. If you need immediate processing, please visit the permit center.

Fee Estimates:

Permit fees increase with inflation on January 1 of each year.  Fee estimates are not provided over the phone.  If you would like a fee estimate, please email a brief description of your project including project valuation and square footage to  Due to the high volume of fee estimate requests, please allow 2-3 weeks for a response. 

Business Licenses

All businesses operating in Kent require a City of Kent Business License.

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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