As of 9/9/19, our current review time is averaging 4 weeks.  

Permit Center Hours:

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

with submittals until 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays - CLOSED

Contact the Permit Center

400 West Gowe St. #114

Kent, WA 8032


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Attention - Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, building services will not be conducting inspections due to mandatory training.  They will resume on October 3rd, we appreciate your understanding!


Plan review is now paperless!

Don't worry, we'll still take your paper plans, but next time you visit the Permit Center to submit a new application, please consider bringing all of your plans and documents on a USB thumb-drive.  So things go smoothly, we ask that you follow a few submittal requirements for electronic files.  Please make an appointment before you visit by contacting or call 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 a brief description of your project to

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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