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City of Kent Permit Center

400 W. Gowe St. #114

Kent, WA 98032

(253) 856-5300


Permit Center Hours:


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

For permit submittals 

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Permit Center

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As of July 1, 2016, the City of Kent adopted the 2015 IBC, IRC, IMC, UPC, and 2015 Energy Code Editions.  We are updating our forms/brochures to reflect these changes.


Commercial and Residential Construction, Mechanical, Plumbing, Reroof

Fire Prevention

Tanks, Hazardous Materials, High-Piled Storage, Fire Protection Systems

Development Engineering

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

Planning & Land Use

Land Use Actions, Temporary Uses, SEPA, Signs

Planning FAQ

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.

Fees Update

Permit fees have been adjusted, effective January 1, 2018.  If you would like a fee estimate, please email

Building Services F.A.Q. and Information

Building Services reviews and inspects new buildings, additions and alterations, as well as plumbing and mechanical permits. Click the link above for a list of frequently asked questions and general information regarding fees, inspections, outside agencies and Certificates of Occupancy. Please note, Building Services inspects only those projects which have permits. 

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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