Permit Center Hours: 


Contact the Permit Center

400 West Gowe St. #114

Kent, WA 8032


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  • The Permit Center is closed to walk-in customers. Operations continue as staff work remotely.

  • Permit resubmittals are accepted electronically or via parcel delivery/ US Mail only.

  • Paper plans can be picked up in person, by appointment only, after fees have been paid.  How do I pay?

  • To comply with Governor Inslee's order to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Kent is limiting construction inspections to work that supports essential businesses.
  • We are taking special precautions to keep our inspectors safe.
  • Review staff remain available for consultation via telephone:

  • Building Department: 253.856.5412
  • Utilities/Civil Engineering:  253.856.5454
  • Zoning/Land Use: 253.856.5454

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 

Required for items such as fire sprinklers, alarm systems, and systems that use hazardous materials.

Land Use and Environmental Permits

Projects that are likely to create an impact to sensitive environmental areas,  nearby residents and businesses or create 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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